Trail Ratings used for these events.
Terrebonne - Monkey See, Monkey Do
24 miles N of Bend on Hwy 97
5km, 10km - 2B (Monkey Face option 3C)
Parking: $5/day or Oregon State Parks permit (available on site).
Walk on trails along the Crooked River with sweeping views and opportunities to watch rock climbers, and see the iconic Monkey Face.
Bend - Walk to the Raft
5 km, 10 km - 2B
A sanctioned group walk will lead those who are joining the non-sanctioned whitewater rafting trip to the launching site at the proper time. We return by shuttle. Those walkers who do not wish to ride the river, may do the walk as a regular event walk. Reservations for the rafting portion may be purchased from the vendor. The walk will begin at Seventh Mountain Rafting Company at Seventh Mountain Resort. Please note that because of inadequate river flow this year, rafting may not be possible.
Bend - Benham Falls to Dillon Falls
5km - 1B, 10km - 2B
This spectacular section of river formed 7,000 years ago when the Lava Butte eruption buried the channel of the Deschutes River in more than 100 feet of lava creating a natural dam. Benham Falls was the outlet from the lake that formed; over time the river cut through the volcanic rock and the lake drained but some impressive whitewater remains.
29 miles W of Bend on OR-372, NF-370 - Unpaved roads
5km, 15km or further - 2B
Parking: $5/day or NW Forest Pass (available on-site)
A Central Cascades Wilderness Day Use Permit is required for entry. The permits are nontransferable and only valid for entry on date and trailhead listed on the permit. Cost is $1.
To purchase: www.recreation.gov/ticket/300009/ticket/2003
Winding through a gentle forest along Fall Creek, pass several waterfalls and lava flows to the lakes with their vast views of South Sister, Mt. Bachelor, and Broken Top. Distance depends upon desire.
LaPine - Paulina Lakeshore Trail
30 Miles S of Bend on Hwy 97
13km - 2C
Parking: $5/day or NW Forest Pass (NOT available on site)
This trail is a moderately difficult hike located within the scenic Newberry Volcanic Monument area. Elevation is at 6,350' at the trailhead start. This forested trail circumnavigates the lake, mostly flat with some uphill sections. (Photo by Stefanie Gott-Dinsmore)
Tumalo - Twin Bridges
Route <20 miles
8 Miles NW of Bend on Hwy 20
Ride a portion of the Twin Bridges Oregon Scenic Bikeway out of Tumalo park toward Sisters on backroads with fantastic views of the mountains. This one has some uphill sections, so it's not suited for folks who don't ride much.