Deschutes River State Park - River Trail
Eastern Gorge, Oregon
Deschutes River Trail (photographer: Ross Edginton)
Hike Details
Type:
Out and back
Distance:
22.6 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:
200 feet
Difficulty:
Easy
Trail Features
Family Friendly:
Yes
Restrooms:
Yes
Trailhead Pass:
Trail Details
WildflowersBeautiful ViewsCultural HistoryCultural History
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.
 
Learn more about Deschutes River State Recreation Area.

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.