Category archives for: Bend Hiking

Hiking to the amazing Tamolitch Pool on Oregon’s McKenzie River!

Hiking to the amazing Tamolitch Pool on Oregon’s McKenzie River!

Oregon’s McKenzie River’s headwaters are technically at Clear Lake, located along Highway 126, a common connector between Highway 20 and Highway 242.  The renowned  McKenzie River Trail starts slightly north of Clear Lake where a sign along Highway 126 marks the way on the opposite side of Highway 126 from Fish Lake.  Below Clear Lake, […]

Beautiful New Mt. Bachelor poster.

Beautiful New Mt. Bachelor poster.

For all of you Mt. Bachelor fans, you are in luck!  There is a beautiful new poster(seen below) you can take home as a reminder of your great day on the slopes of Oregon’s largest downhill skiing and snowboarding mountain.  Visit this link to buy this stunning Mt. Bachelor Poster for only $20.  Mt. Bachelor […]

Proxy Falls Hike in the Three Sisters Wilderness!

Proxy Falls Hike in the Three Sisters Wilderness!

Quite frankly, the Proxy Falls hike in the Three Sisters Wilderness of Central Oregon is a non-technical waterfall- wilderness wonderland.  Why, you ask?  I’ll tell you why!  Beautiful wildflowers, stunning fall color, and one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. (before you argue, visit ten that are better and show us some pics) […]

Three Fingered Jack, a Central Oregon Backcountry Gem!

Three Fingered Jack, a Central Oregon Backcountry Gem!

One of the most accessible alpine hikes in the Bend, Oregon area is the Canyon Creek Meadow Trail to the base of Central Oregon’s Three Fingered Jack.  While Canyon Creek Meadow may not always look as beautiful the one below provided by the lovable guys at Pacific Crest Stock, it is always a worthy destination.  It […]

Broken Top Trail. Central Oregon’s Hiking Nirvana!

Broken Top Trail. Central Oregon’s Hiking Nirvana!

One of the classic hiking areas in Central Oregon lies high on the flanks of Central Oregon’s Broken Top Mountain.  This gorgeous area is largely composed of high dry alpine basins peppered with mountain streams, waterfalls and wildflowers.  It is a stunning place with easy access to high alpine getaways that Central Oregonians crave during […]

Bend, Oregon’s Deschutes River Trail/ First Street Rapids, an urban trail oasis.

Bend, Oregon’s Deschutes River Trail/ First Street Rapids, an urban trail oasis.

Because Bend, Oregon was recently awarded the title of “Best Trail Running Town” in the USA, our trails have received a fair amount of recognition.  As Bend is largely surrounded by BLM and National Forest land, we Bendites are blessed with hundreds of miles of trails for the purpose of Trail Running, Mt. Biking, etc. […]

Shevlin Park Trails: Running, Riding, and hiking in Bend Oregon’s backyard trail system.

Shevlin Park Trails: Running, Riding, and hiking in Bend Oregon’s backyard trail system.

Where should I start with trail reviews for Central Oregon?  Well, from the beginning, that’s where.  Bend, Oregon’s Shevlin Park is one of the crown jewels of the Bend park system.  Less than 5 miles from the core of downtown Bend, this woodland park offers impeccable diversity, and it is all close to the heart […]

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