Wanna hit the mountain trails this summer? Check out these three great treks near Sunriver.
Lava Lands Trail
This route combines two trails: the Trail of the Molten Land and the Trail of the Whispering Pines. The first trail takes you on a journey through an amazing lava flow to a viewpoint with spectacular views of the Central Cascade Mountains. The second trail winds through a second-growth ponderosa forest and has interpretive signs explaining the plants, animals, and history of this area.
Length:1.1 total miles Elevation Gain:295 feet Trail Type:Out-and-back Skill Level:Easy Duration:30 minutes to 1 hour Season:Best May through October Other Uses:Leashed dogs permitted
Read more at Trails.com: Lava Lands Visitor Center Trails | Sunriver Oregon Hikes | Trails.com http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailId=HGW286-008#ixzz1RS4Hzm4Y
Deschutes River Trail – Benham Falls to Slough Meadow
This route follows the southern segment of the Deschutes River Trail. It takes you through a magnificent old-growth ponderosa pine forest along the banks of the moody Deschutes River. Highlights include a spectacular viewpoint of Benham Falls, grand views of South Sister and Broken Top, and opportunities to see ospreys and other wildlife.
Length:4.6 total miles Elevation Gain:100 feet Trail Type:Out-and-back Skill Level:Easy to moderate Duration:3 hours Season:Open year-round; best May through October Other Uses:Leashed dogs permitted
Read more at Trails.com: Deschutes River Trail – Benham Falls to Slough Meadow | Sunriver Oregon Hikes | Trails.com http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailId=HGW286-005#ixzz1RS4wRoBF
Fall River Trail
This beautiful trail follows the course of the crystal-clear, spring-fed Fall River. This uncrowded route takes you through immense groves of ponderosa pine trees and offers many scenic viewpoints of the river where you may see Canada geese, ospreys, and mallard ducks.
Length:6.4 total miles Elevation Gain:100 feet Trail Type:Out-and-back Skill Level:Easy to moderate Duration:2.5 to 3.5 hours Season:Best April through November Other Uses:Dogs permitted
Read more at Trails.com: Fall River | La Pine Oregon Hikes | Trails.com http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailId=HGW286-009#ixzz1RS6FRI4m
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For current trail conditions download this Forest Service pdf