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Definitely one of our favorite hikes in the Bend area! We did this one a few times because of the... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Temecula, California
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Beautiful Serene Hike

What a gorgeous hike along the Deschutes River to Benham Falls. A well maintained, easy trail... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Tom B
Salida, Colorado
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Sunriver, OR
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Definitely one of our favorite hikes in the Bend area! We did this one a few times because of the scenery alone. It's mostly done as an "out and back". You can hike or bike it. Put this on your list!

Thank JFC63
Reviewed 21 September 2017

What a gorgeous hike along the Deschutes River to Benham Falls. A well maintained, easy trail awaits you. The falls are spectacular demonstrating the fury of water. The whole image is even better when you include the setting that it is set in. Such beauty!

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 19 September 2017

What a beautiful and awe spring thing to see! One of the highlights of our trip for sure! Turned a disappointing trip, due to fires and other issues, into something worthwhile to see.

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Just an easy and beautiful three mile walk or bike ride from Sunriver. The path is paved most of the way except the last half mile. No need to be experienced hiker or biker, very flat path. Trialhead is just off of Circle 7.

Thank sschwab20
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Great to be outdoors in fresh air!!! A great trail ride With nature. The river is fantastic. Good for all ages!!

Thank rogermR3192LJ
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The falls are absolutely breath taking. The power and beauty are unparalleled to any falls in the area. As I watched the falls at the look out tears ran down my face. I realized only GOD could make anything so powerfull and beautiful. Man has...More

Thank dawns838
Reviewed 1 September 2017

This is part of the 10-mile long Deschutes River Trail, all flat/gravel bikeable. There is a couple-mile paved trail to trailhead from Sunriver (look for signs on north end of resort/map directing to "Benham Falls"). Or you can park at "East Benham Falls Trailhead" a...More

Thank Suzanne P
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We hiked from the canoe pickup spot in Sunriver so our hike was longer than if you go to Lava Lands and pick up the trail there. It took us a little over an hour one way, but it led us to the Lava Lands...More

Thank Milauskas
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Driving down the road from Lava Lands you come to a parking area where you can take an easy hike along the Deschutes River at the edge of the lava flow. There is a bridge across the river and a walkable and bikeable trail you...More

Thank gjfromwa
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Easy walk to the Falls many people on bikes. Pretty setting. The Falls were more like a large rapid then a vertical fall but a nice experience

Thank Karen12350
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17 April 2017|
Response from KellyBearbooks | Reviewed this property |
Although we tried to walk the trail last week, there was a train stalled at the crossing, so we were unable to complete our plan. However, we did take trails from the Lava Lands Center up Lava Butte and had beautiful views... More
24 January 2017|
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Response from stephencZ8227JA | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend trying to visit the falls in the winter. The roads are not plowed for access to the falls. Years ago I tried and almost got stuck in the snow.
Rebecca C
1 September 2016|
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Response from Chris A | Reviewed this property |
Mostly it's popular enough that people keep dogs leashed. In the offseason I often let him off.