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Deschutes National Forest

63095 Deschutes Market Road, Bend, OR 97701
541 383 5300
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Ranked #1 of 27 Attractions in Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, National Parks
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... more » 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. « less
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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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63 helpful votes 63 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 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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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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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Title states it all. The views of the Mounts long with the lakes, streams, and rivers in the high desert cannot be beat.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Any forest is appealing to me, and this one has beautiful Tumala Falls. It's a short walk to the falls from the parking area, and has all the quiet beauty of a river, and good smells of nature!

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