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Address: 63095 Deschutes Market Road, Bend, OR 97701
Phone Number: 541 383 5300
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Description: Encompassing more than 1.6 million acres of Central Oregon, this region...
Encompassing more than 1.6 million acres of Central Oregon, this region extends for about 100 miles with a scenic backdrop of volcanic mountains of the Cascades.
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Rejuvenate in this fabulous place

The Japanese and the Finnish have researched the physiologically salutary effects of wilderness experiences. Well, I'm betting they'd love to measure reduced Cortisol levels (and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The Japanese and the Finnish have researched the physiologically salutary effects of wilderness experiences. Well, I'm betting they'd love to measure reduced Cortisol levels (and the like) in this magic place. Opportunities are endless for all sorts of exhilarating experiences. As an example, I was at the recreational area at about mile 7 outside of Bend recently. I was on... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

some of the most special places I have ever seen I have traveled all over the united states and our national forest tops most it is so well taken care of so beautiful spectacular views

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What a wonderful way to start the morning or to end the day. You can't beat the fresh air, sounds of water rushing down the river and the people you encounter are all very friendly and helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Love it ..not people.. but something some attractions are closed for the season.. I will be back in the summer to see all

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Syracuse, New York
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197 reviews 197 reviews
53 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a real treasure of a park. Numerous trails and gorgeous waterfalls. There are lots of trails for Nordic skiing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The trail is pretty well laid out and easy to find. The Benham falls are beautiful and pretty protected so you could take kids there. Would not recommend doing that for Dillon Falls.

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Ronald, Washington
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

I rode my mountain bike on the Deschutes River Trail and enjoyed every mile of the almost 15 round trip. There are plenty of scenic views and even a couple of water falls. There is plenty of picnic spots too.

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Astoria, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

It's the first thing you notice that's different in Central Oregon. So fresh. Summers are warm and over the last few trips we have hiked different sections of the Deschutes River trail system. It's an easy hike. Trails are well maintained and connect a series of picnic areas and canoe launches. The river has stretches of quiet water followed by... More 

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Mountainside, New Jersey
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Within the Deschutes National Forest, which is lovely on its own, is the origin of the Metolius River. You can see the spring where the river begins, visit a fish hatchery nearby and be amazed at how large and rushing a river is created from the spring!

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San Jose, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Whats not to like around here. Plus it is less than an hour to Bend for resupply and micro brews. I have been here in summer hiking enjoyed waterfalls and quiet ponds.... At least during the week

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