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Trail to Benham Falls

Sunriver, OR
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Sunriver
Type: Biking Trails, Outdoors
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Type: Biking Trails, Outdoors
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Sublimity
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Easy access to the trail head and a lot of parking. There is a well defined trail. I would rate the rail easy on a clear day,moderate in ice and snow. A variety of views of the DesChutes River.

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Sunriver, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you like hiking then take the dirt path off of Circle 7 in Sunriver. Beautiful scenery along the river the closer you get to Benham Falls. If you bike then you do need a good bike since there are many rocks once you pass the rafting take out area. If you want to stay on pavement then ride or... More 

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Junction City, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Two path options make this a fun trail! Stay to the right on the paved trail for an easy scenic ride or for the more adventurous rider hit the offroad trail to the left. Make sure you have good tires & a helmet, it's a workout but so worth riding along the river's edge!

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Bend, Oregon
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97 reviews 97 reviews
31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is a nice trail along the river. The trail is easy to navigate and mostly flat, with a few ups and downs. Nothing too strenuous. It is always gorgeous, we were there in the fall, with all the glorious fall colors. Spring and Summer are grand too. The Deschutes River makes it own beauty, whatever time you go.

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Sunriver, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The trail to Benham Falls is an easy, wide path with lots of forested scenery along the way. It's shared by both walkers and bike riders, so you have to keep a lookout for others, but it's very well-traveled and mostly smooth going all the way. I walked it, and I'll admit that certain portions looked a bit dicey for... More 

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The "hike" is a leisurely stroll, filled with some of the most breath taking scenery. The entire surround looks like it has been photo shopped. In early October, with the leaves changing color, the river flowing steady and the back ground of the lava fields, every photograph is like a piece of art. Great for people of all fitness levels,... More 

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Quartzsite, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Popular attraction in Sunriver, OR and a must see. Beautiful trail along the river with views of lava banks, river, rapids and then the falls. This trail is dirt, but connected to Lava Lands Visitor Center and Sunriver by a new, paved bike and walk path. Wheelchair access down the trail to falls may be possible. It is a little... More 

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Sunriver, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Easy to find and easy walking on a well maintained wide trail, the falls are breathtaking, I had the opportunity to witness three adventuresome kayakers go down the fall, what a ride, not for everyone, thrill seekers only. Beautiful hike lovely scenery

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Excellent bike ride from Sunriver with the kids to great vantage point of the falls. Paved road and dirt road for the offroaders!!

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Seattle, Washington
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102 reviews 102 reviews
31 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is an essentially flat hiking or biking path from Circle 7 of Sunriver Resort to Benham Falls. Less than 100 yards north of Circle 7, there is a small parking lot next to the entrance to the newly paved path to Benham Falls. After approximately 2 miles on the path, you cross the Deschutes River by means of a... More 

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