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Hiking, Cycling, & State Parks

Mt Bachelor

Mt Bachelor

Come and enjoy the 9,065 ft. Mt. Bachelor, a winter paradise. 3,365 ft vertical drop, 10 chairlifts, 4 terrain parks, super pipe, tubing park, day lodge and equipment rental. Mount Bachelor ski resort is a ski resort located in central Oregon, approximately 22 miles west of Bend, along the Century Drive Highway.
Location: 13000 SW Century Drive, Bend, OR 97702
Trail to Benham Falls

Trail to Benham Falls

A pleasant little hike or bike from Sunriver and back. Benham Falls from Sunriver is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sunriver, Oregon that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Location: Sunriver, OR
The Paulina Plunge

The Paulina Plunge

Gravity will be your friend as you descend deep into the Oregon back country, on your Fat Tire Mt.Bike. Only here will you discover the grandeur of the Paulina Mountains and the secrets of Chief Paulina`s water slide. Along the way you will learn the legends of the ancient indigenous people and the saga of Chief Paulina. During the length of the trip you will descend over 2,000 vertical feet, on your Fat Bike. That translates into four 1-1/2 mile downhill biking segments to each waterfall stop. The group will visit up to six pristine waterfalls ranging in height from 10 to 40 feet, including two safe natural water slides to explore and play on. Two short energetic nature hikes, at a distance of half mile each, will be required to reach the bubbling falls and slides below. This safe fun family excursion is suitable for all active ages 4 to 70 years young with confident beginner to intermediate biking skills. Trail-A-Bike Tandems for non-riding kids 4 to 8 years are available.
Location: 53750 Highway 97, Sunriver, OR 97739
Phone: 541- 389-0562
Lava Lands Visitor Center

Lava Lands Visitor Center

Visitors Centers, Traveler Resources The Pacific Northwest Region (Region 6) of the US Forest Service contains 17 National Forests, two National Scenic Areas, a National Grassland, and two National Volcanic Monuments, all within the States of Oregon and Washington. These national forests provide timber for people, forage for cattle and wildlife, habitat for fish, plants, and animals, and some of the finest recreation lands in the country.
Location: 58201 South Highway 97, Bend, OR 97707
Phone: 541-593-2421
South Sister Hike

South Sister Hike

It`s a non-technical but very demanding climb of the state`s third-tallest peak. About the Hike: Oregon`s third-tallest mountain has a path to its top. Admittedly, the trail up 10,358-foot South Sister is exceedingly steep, long and rugged, but no technical climbing skills are required and the rewards are great. From the summit - a broad, snowy crater with a small lake - you can see half the state. If this sounds too demanding, here`s a secret: the loop to Moraine Lake, halfway up the mountain, is just as picturesque. This lower hike avoids the final trudge up cinder scree, yet still offers views 100 miles south to Mount McLoughlin. What`s more, the weather`s better here. The summit often generates its own little cloud, complete with whiteouts, wind, and a miniature blizzard.
Location: Cascade Range, Bend, OR
La Pine State Park

La Pine State Park

Nature & Parks If you want to immerse yourself in a subalpine pine forest where the air has that high-Cascades tang; to stay in a clean, quiet campground next to a twisting, cold river brimming with trout (and a nearby legendary fly fishing spot) and surrounded by miles of waiting-to-be-explored wilderness; to sit smack in the middle of dozens of high-mountain lakes (in winter, near some of the best ski-spots in the land); to see eagles or red-tailed hawks grabbing breakfast right in front of you; or, to just sit in a campsite pondering what you might do tomorrow ... ... then LaPine State Park demands a visit. The park is also home to Oregon`s largest ponderosa pine. Nicknamed "Big Red," the tree is 162` tall, 28.9` around and may be in excess of 500 years old.
Location: 15800 State Recreation Rd, La Pine, OR 97739
Phone: 541-536-2071
Lava Cast Forest Trail

Lava Cast Forest Trail

Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities In the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, this paved interpretive loop trail helps you discover the strange world of tree molds formed 7,000 years ago by molten lava. Some sections are too narrow or steep for wheelchairs. From Bend, head south on Highway 97 for approximately 15 miles. Get off at the Sunriver exit and turn left (heading east). Follow the gravel Forest Service Road #9720 approximately 10 miles until it dead ends at the trailhead.
Location: Lava Crest Forest Rd, La Pine, OR 97739
Phone: 541-383-5300
Cascade Lakes Welcome Center

Cascade Lakes Welcome Center

Located just past mile post seven on the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, the Cascade Lakes Welcome Station serves as a gateway to some of the most popular trails, lakes and recreation areas on the Deschutes National Forest. The Welcome Station also offers parking and access to Phil’s and Wanoga mountain biking trails systems. The Cascade Lakes Welcome Station provides visitors an opportunity to buy recreation passes, local maps, guidebooks and other educational materials. In addition to offering one-day recreation passes and the annual Northwest Forest Pass (good for all National Forests in Oregon and Washington), the Welcome Station also offers a number of interagency pass options.
Location: 18500 Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway, Bend, OR 97702
Phone: 541-383-5300
Smith Rock Climbing Guides, Inc

Smith Rock Climbing Guides, Inc

We invite you to visit us at Smith Rock State Park, in the high desert of central Oregon. Along with the natural beauty and extensive trail system that draws thousands of visitors every year, Smith Rock is a world renowned rock climbing destination, known as the birthplace of American sport climbing. With the amazing variety of beginner through advanced terrain ranging from 40 to 400 feet, there’s something for everyone. No experience is required. Let`s go climbing!
Location: Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne, OR 97760
Phone: 541-788-6225
Explore Underground - Lave Cave Tours

Explore Underground - Lave Cave Tours

LAVA TUBE CAVE TOURS
Explore the underground tunnels of central Oregon!

These large, cool lava tube caves are fun and fascinating for the whole family. Outfitted with helmets and headlamps our guides will help you discover secret rooms, great cave history and what lives and grows in the caves. Wanderlust Tours is the only guide company permitted in these lava caves. Note: This is not Lava River Cave on Hwy 97 – we take you away from the crowds into the heart of the high desert to experience natural lava caves without artificial lighting, paved pathways and parking lots. Bend`s lava caves are delicate ecosystems that few have experienced in this way.

Included: Guide, Headlamp, Helmet, Transportation and Award-winning Naturalist Interpretation!

The caves are cool! Dress warm and wear closed-toe shoes.
Location: 61535 S. Hwy. 97 Suite 13. Bend, OR 97702
Phone: 541-389-8359