Sparks Lake is an easy trail for all ages and levels located close to Bend, Oregon. 

Sparks Lake is the perfect place to bring the whole family for a hike and to see the beauty of the Cascade Mountains reflecting on the water. This spot is slightly typicaly less crowded than nearby lakes and this trail tends to be less popular than other trails around Sparks Lake. Don't expect to be all on your own, but it's usually a nice quiet place to spend the day.

From the parking lot, look for signs pointing to the trailheads and keep an eye out for the Ray Atkeson Memorial Trail. The first part of the loop is one mile roundtrip, but you can extend the hike for a total of around 2 miles round trip. Either way it's a mild trail and super easy.

Pack List

  • Hiking shoes
  • Camera
  • Water
Show More
RT Distance 1 Miles
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Loop
Features
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Lake

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

Great Beginner Hike Outside Bend

Great easy hike with lots of lava rock and views!


Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Nearby Adventures

More Nearby Adventures

Camp Along the Shore at Sparks Lake

465 Saves

Boat-In Camping at Sparks Lake

364 Saves

Hike to Green Lakes

413 Saves