Top 5 Family Friendly Hikes in Bend
Mt. Bachelor Village is ideally located to numerous hiking trails along the Cascade Lakes Hwy. Meander down to the Deschutes river trail and take in the sights of the towering pines and wildlife or visit the Three Sisters Wilderness for breathtaking views of the Cascade Mountains.
Here are our top 5 family friendly hikes in Bend:
Deschutes River Trail: The Deschutes River Trail can be easily accessed directly from Mt. Bachelor Village resort. This trail is great for kids of any age!
Benham Falls: Pack your lunch and snacks for your kiddos and spend the afternoon hiking along the Deschutes River and checking out a few waterfalls along the trail. There are a few sloughs and picnic areas along the way which are great resting points for the family.
Tumalo Falls: Bend’s iconic and year round accessible trail. Snowshoe or cross country ski in the winter to view the falls which is about 2.5 miles from the parking area. In the warmer months, you can park closer to the falls and continue your hike for several miles.
Todd Lake: This trail is open during the summer months only and is fantastic for all ages. The trail is a 1.5 mile loop around the lake with little elevation gain. You will not be disappointed in the wildflowers and mountain views. If you are lucky enough to visit in early summer, you will see hundreds of baby frogs!
Pilot Butte: located in the center of Bend, sits Pilot Butte. The Butte is open year round and is about 1.5 miles round trip. During the summer months, you can drive to the top of the butte for 360 degree views of Bend! Often times you can see all of the mountains in the Cascades, along with Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Hood.