Bend is an outdoor lover’s paradise, especially for hikers and cyclists. No matter your skill level, Bend offers countless beautiful and exhilarating ways to explore the natural wonders of Central Oregon.
Hike or bike to Tumalo Falls for breathtaking views of a 97-foot waterfall surrounded by lush pine trees and a crystal clear, glacier-fed creek. Tumalo Falls is a great place for hikers and cyclists of all levels.
Explore a piece of the 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail, which traverses canyons, mountain ranges, open deserts, and one of Central Oregon’s most stunning landscapes: the Owyhee Canyonlands.
Spend a day discovering Newberry Crater, a volcano the size of Rhode Island located just south of Bend. Newberry Crater is filled with ancient lava flows, waterfalls, hot springs, lakes, caves, and forests, all waiting to be explored. Hike or bike along the Paulina Caldera for the best views of the scenery below.
Shevlin Park: This 4.6 mile loop is perfect for hikers, runners, cyclists, or casual walkers out with their dog or family. Located just ten minutes away from the Pine Ridge Inn, the Shevlin Park trail takes you through groves of aspen and ponderosa pines, across mountain-fed streams, and deep into lovely meadows dotted with wild roses. Easy and accessible, the Shevlin Park loop is a great way to get a taste of the Central Oregon outdoors without traveling too far.