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Bend Riverside Trail – Out and Back

  • Length:
    7 miles
  • Difficulty:
  • Nearby Cities:
  • Region:
    Central Oregon
  • Attributes:
    Flat, Non-technical, River Views

Trailhead Elevation: 3606 ft


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Trailhead: Park at the end of NW First Street north of Portland Avenue.
Highlights: A wide, scenic trail along the Deschutes River and then above its canyon. Nice views of Mt. Jefferson to the north.
Note: Things are a little confusing near River’s Edge Golf Course, so keep your eyes peeled for blue signs that mark the trail running next to a canal.

Seasons: All (snowpack permitting)


  1. Nice and mellow for a near town ride. Good views of Mt. Jefferson is right!

Submitted by

Scott Rapp

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