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“Take your bike”

Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Sunriver
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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Take your bike”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

This was a great way to spend the day. We started out at the Village in Sunriver and road on paved paths all the way to the trail head. Then on the dirt trail out out to the falls (white water) it was beautiful. Then we continued on to the Meadow where there was a picnic area. It was about 20 miles round trip. A very easy ride and great scenery to look at.

Visited June 2014
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Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Easy Walk, Impressive Falls”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

This a Class 5+ or 6 waterfall (the "do not run, unless, and maybe even if you are an expert" type) and the 10-15 minute walk to the falls is worth the trip.

People have run it and survived, and it was entertaining for me to try to pick out a route that would work. But the reasons for this being a dangerous stretch become readily apparent as you work out the problems with each route. Best advice: don't even consider it unless you truly are expert.

The river moves slowly and calmly for the first portion of the trail, then drops nearly 100 feet over half a mile; the last drop, Benham Falls proper, is about 25 feet, as the river gets constricted into about a 40 foot wide canyon. That much water in that narrow a space is impressive, and worth the short walk.

Yes, mosquitoes can be a problem, depending on the time of year. In May, there were none; in July, they were hungry and numerous. Plan accordingly.

Visited May 2014
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Vista, California
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Must See!”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

This is a super easy, wide trail that even small children can do. You will start with fairly still waters and as you walk, you'll hear the powerful falls. If that's not enough, there's plenty of trail to follow after the falls.

Visited June 2014
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3 Thank Lisa G
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Bend, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fun walk - great view”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Just a short trip out from Lava Lands (if you bring a mountain bike park at Lava Lands and ride out). Nice walk out to the falls along the Deschutes River. Relatively flat - wouldn't be a bad walk with kids. Beautiful setting. Fun afternoon.

Visited June 2014
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Bend, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Beautiful view of the Deschutes River”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Lovely walk through the beautiful the forest. The view of the falls was fantastic! Easy to get to Lava Lands which is also worth the trip

Visited May 2014
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