Bend

Surrounded by world-class outdoor adventures and brimming with great craft beer, coffee, and food, Bend is an all-season destination worthy of inclusion on your must-visit list.

Top Adventures in Bend

  • Ride the Twin Bridges Loop

    Starting and ending at Drake Park in the heart of downtown Bend, the Twin Bridges Loop is one of the most popular and scenic road cycling routes in Central Oregon.The Twin Bridges Loop covers 36 miles of rolling terrain and offers breathtaking vie...

  • Float or Paddle The Deschutes River

    Looking for something fun to do in Bend when the weather gets warm? Look no further. The easiest way to make this happen is to take your crew down to Riverbend Park. There's ample parking, on-site rentals of all kinds, and a beach for launching. T...

  • Hike the Deschutes River Trail

    There are quite a few urban trails along the Deschutes River, but my favorite runs just South of the Old Mill District near the Farewell Bend Park. Here you will find a gravel loop trail that is private and relaxing, but also very convenient to ot...

    3 miles

  • MTB on Phil's Trail Single Track

    The Phil's Area Trail System is the go-to trail system for mountain biking in Bend. Even the other trails in the region that aren't actually part of the Phil's Trail System feed into or connect to trails that feed into Phil's.According to the loca...

  • Hike Bessie Butte

    Just a mere 15 minutes outside of Bend, Oregon the Bessie Butte Trail is a wonderfully scenic hike to overlook Bend on one side and the Deschutes National Forest on the other. The butte provides an excellent view of the surrounding mountains of wh...

    1.5 miles 500 ft gain

  • Bike or Hike The Deschutes River Trail

    The Deschutes River Trail is a must do mountain bike ride or hike in between Sunriver and Bend, Oregon. The river varies from calm water to waterfalls. The trail follows along the river and goes through pine forests, meadows, and lava flows. Most ...

    22 miles 1280 ft gain

  • Mountain Bike Lava Lands Blackrock Trail to Benham Falls

    Blackrock Trail starts at the Lava Lands Visitor Center, which is about a 5-mile drive south of Bend on Highway 97. You can park at the Lava Lands Visitor Center and then take the trail marked Sun-Lava Trail. This will take you to Blackrock Trail,...

  • Explore the Lava River Cave

    Located just 12 miles South of Bend and 5 miles Northeast of Sunriver in the Deschutes National Forest, the Lava River Cave is a unique experience the whole family can enjoy. To get there from Bend, drive South on Highway 97 for about 10 miles unt...

  • Hike to Tumalo Falls

    The viewpoint is only footsteps from the parking area, and gives the best view of the 89-foot falls. A half mile trail leads visitors up to the upper viewpoint, right next to the falls. From there, Middle Tumalo Falls is around one and a quarter m...

    1 miles

  • Hike the Tumalo Creek Loop

    This Loop begins at the Tumalo Falls View Point; however, the trail continues for another 3 miles. Although the first waterfall is certainly spectacular, this creek has cascading falls about every half mile. These water falls are indicative of the...

    10 miles 1120 ft gain

  • Snowshoe or XC Ski to Tumalo Falls

    If you are looking to Hike to Tumalo Falls in any season other than winter, click here!In the summer, Tumalo Falls can be a great destination to drive up and hang out due to the fact that you can park near the base of the falls. Because of this, i...

    5 miles 500 ft gain

  • Explore Arnold Ice Caves

    ...Deep in the central Oregon Forest is a cave that is surrounded by Juniper Trees, Ponderosa Pines and the landscape of a secret volcanic underground world! This short hike is located roughly 12 miles East of Bend, and makes for an epic adventure...

    0.8 miles 40 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Bend, Oregon

      LOGE Bend

      20 min drive to Mt Bachelor15 min bike ride to downtownCafe & Bar On-Site (coming Winter 2019)evo Mountain Bike Rental Center + Retail Store: Full Suspension Giant & Devinci BikesRaleigh ci...

      From $120/night

    • Bend, Oregon

      Three Creeks Lake Campground

      Overview Three Creeks Lake Campground is the last of four facilities located on Three Creeks Lake and provides campers with beautiful views of the water and surrounding nature.Recreation Neighborin...

    • Bend, Oregon

      Driftwood Campground Deschutes

      Overview Driftwood Campground is the first of four facilities located on Three Creeks Lake and provides campers with beautiful views of the water and surrounding nature.Recreation Driftwood Campgro...

    • Sisters, Oregon

      Three Creeks Meadow Campground

      Overview Three Creeks Meadow Campground is one of four facilities located near Three Creeks Lake and provides campers with beautiful views of the water and surrounding nature. It shares the area wi...

    • Sisters, Oregon

      Three Creeks Meadow Horse Camp

      Overview Three Creeks Meadow Horse Camp is one of four facilities located near Three Creeks Lake and the designated horse camp for the Three Creeks area. Located on the edge of a large meadow it pr...

    • Bend, Oregon

      Big River

      Overview Big River Campground is located along the Deschutes River south of the town of Sunriver. Large, open group sites offer a perfect setting for family reunions or group gatherings. Recreation...

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