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Deschutes National Forest

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Address: 63095 Deschutes Market Road, Bend, OR 97701
Phone Number: 541 383 5300
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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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So many beautiful hikes available and we were always impressed. Most spots less than an hour from the city.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many beautiful hikes available and we were always impressed. Most spots less than an hour from the city.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we were fortunate to spend a couple days exploring the area and are so pleased we took the time to do so. It is so beautiful. The roads are well maintained. The signage is excellent. Views! breathtaking! Slow down and enjoy the ride, hike the many trails.

Thank COSretired
Marietta, Georgia
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446 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We were there in October and there was a lot of Autumn color---a beautiful area with a good number of photo ops.

Thank ballhawg
Norcross, Georgia
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We traveled through the Deschutes National Forest on the way from Sisters to Salem. What a terrific choice! The road was smooth, well marked and came within feet of the lava fields. What an amazing accomplishment to cut a road through the mountain pass and among and through the lava fields. On the horizon are snowcapped mountains. This is a... More 

1 Thank Teresa S
Maui, Hawaii
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

It is so worth taking a day to drive around the lakes. 50 lakes within 50 miles! What a beautiful place. Elk Lake was one of our favorites.

1 Thank Laurie L
Sedalia, Missouri
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We drove through and around the forest sightseeing, its a beautiful place to drive through and I'm sure hiking would be a pleasure as well.

Thank E7855OXlisac
Palm Harbor, Florida
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74 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I started at Pacific Crest trailhead west of Sisters, OR-there is a large parking area. Trail winds through and area previously burned but recovering-nice views of the Three Sisters Mtns-not too steep-I rate it an easy hike.

Thank newmarty2014
Santa Cruz, California
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134 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Always a favorite of mine! I visit here every summer. I love the way the dry air makes the scent of the sugar pines and sage stand out! The Deschutes Forest is home to crystal lakes and fish rapid jumping streams! This area is rich in wildlife.

Thank Libi K
washington state
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267 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 451 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

What is there not to like about this diverse, lovely national forest? It's got it all...volcanoes, ski lifts and Mt. Bachelor, Sisters, Newberry Monument and the nationally-renowned Deschutes River! We love exploring, hiking and skiing, fishing, swimming, rafting, paddle boarding, snowshoeing, dining or just driving and catching the unique scenery. What a playground for families! Thanks to the fabulous Forest... More 

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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198 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Oye last stop in Bend was the Deschutes National Park. We make severas stops alone the way. We play an hour or so in the lake and admire the serene beauty of the surroundings. It is very pretty with lakes and rivers and resorts and the beautiful mountains. It was a nice way to end our road trip before returning... More 

Thank Sandyang

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