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Deschutes National Forest

63095 Deschutes Market Road, Bend, OR 97701
541 383 5300
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, National Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: 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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Astoria, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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Portland, Oregon
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150 reviews 150 reviews
80 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This national forest is absolutely gorgeous. You can't help but see it, be in it, and it's heart-warming, soul-warming engagement.

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WV
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Todd Lake Trail was exactly what we were looking for. Hiked up past the lake to view Broken Top, Mt. Bachelor and South Sister. Returned to the lake to soak our feet. A great day!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Pristine, lush, scenic, just beautiful....and clean...The entire city is just...eco-friendly, health conscious, everyone is riding bikes, walking, hiking, etc..,

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Contrary to what some reviewers have written, this is a moderate hike at best. Only 2.5 miles from the trailhead for spectacular views. Easy to drive to right out of Sisters

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Centerville, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

No dislikes on this one Worth going to see The view and stay from early morning until sunset and you will be glad you did. Plan to spend the day there with a picnic lunch

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Many options for what to do and all for only a $5 day use pass. lots of trails and lakes for all sorts of activities

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We spent 3-4 days in our vacation with time in this beautiful forest The contrast in crowds is stark. Cultus Lake and Elk Lake are beautiful lakes but being the summer season they are very crowded with tourists right now. Elk Lake even had a wedding party being held there and it was almost impossible to get parking to take... More

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