Hiking in the Bend area, which is located in Central Oregon, is highlighted by beautiful mountains and waterfalls that are easily accessible in less than a full day’s hike.
With hundreds of trails and thousands of acres just waiting to be explored, it is the ideal place for those looking to enjoy the gorgeous views that central Oregon has to offer.
There are so many trails to choose from and it is very easy to pick one that suits your physical abilities and is also visually pleasing.
Smith Rock State Park offers a number of hikes ranging from easy to more difficult. Pick up a brochure from the visitor center to explore the different trails within the park.
Tumalo Falls features multiple trail options from the parking lot. It is possible to reach the top in just 5 minutes, however, you can continue exploring for another 4 miles to view more waterfalls.
· 4 miles one way.
· An elevation gain of 200 feet.
· Good for all skill levels and ends with a view of the falls that can be seen year round.
· If you’re looking for a more challenging hike, before you arrive at the falls you can take the Ogle Mountain Trail which leads you to the top of the waterfall and onto many other falls.