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Trail to Benham Falls

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Address: Sunriver, OR

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Easy hike to a Benham falls.

Easy hike from the south trail head. Very pretty falls from various view points. Can drive into the falls for those that cant hike it. If you keep hiking past the falls to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Bend, Oregon
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Bend, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Easy hike from the south trail head. Very pretty falls from various view points. Can drive into the falls for those that cant hike it. If you keep hiking past the falls to Slough Meadows you will see the lava flows across the river. Mountain views along the way. Its less then a 5 mile round trip hike. Very nice... More 

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Toledo, Oregon
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a beautiful hike. The trail is wide, easy, and runs along the river. The falls are amazing. This is a great hike for families and we even saw a family wheeling an elderly relative down the path in a wheelchair. I highly recommend this venture. You can hike in or you can also drive to the falls if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This an easy to bike with a beautiful scenic pathway to the falls. The path is well marked and mostly paved. Once you get to the bridge it is unpaved and there is the potential for mud puddles. My husband and daughter and I were able to bike this easily with our average quality bikes provided by our rental. ;-)

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Sublimity
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80 reviews 80 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 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
140 helpful votes 140 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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54 helpful votes 54 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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