Deschutes River Trail (photographer: Ross Edginton)
Trail Description Driving DirectionsThis 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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Post-Fire Gorge Hiking Opportunities
These trails and recreation areas in and around the Gorge are open for exploring.