Deschutes River State Park - River Trail

Eastern Gorge, Oregon

Deschutes River State Park - River Trail
Deschutes River Trail (photographer: Ross Edginton)

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Trail Description Driving Directions

This trail follows an old, gravel railroad grade along the Deschutes River. The first two miles travel through Deschutes State Park.  The first hill leads to views of the canyon and out toward the east end of the gorge, over brush and balsamroot in late spring. The hike ends at the water tower just beyond the Harris Homestead at mile 11.3. Return the way you came. Parking is $5 for day use, or $5 per night for backpackers. This is also a great mountain biking trail.
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Driving Directions

Deschutes River State Recreation Area:  From I-84 take Exit #96/Celilo. Turn right, crossing the railroad tracks and then turn left onto Hwy. 30 for 4 miles. Enter the State Park after crossing the Deschutes River and drive to the end to the overflow parking. + Read More

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