Benham Falls on the wild and scenic Deschutes
River near Bend in central Oregon

hiking trails along the deschutes river: benham falls on the wild and scenic deschutes river in bend, central oregon, the deschutes ochoco national forest.

Hiking on the Deschutes River Trail to Benham Falls in the Deschutes National Forest of Oregon, part of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument
Benham Falls Day Use Area

The Benham Falls Picnic Area on the wild and scenic Deschutes River is a lovely location forested with ponderosa pines. The site offers picnicking (no water), hiking on the Deschutes River hiking trail with Benham Falls a mere 0.5 mile away. The foot bridge pictured here connects the picnic area with the hiking trail. A boat launch on the Deschutes River is available and a vault toilet. A NW forest pass is required or payment of $5.00 per vehicle. This is a very popular spot. Parking can be at a premium.

The Benham Falls Picnic Area is easy to find. Just drive 13 miles south from Bend, Oregon, on Hwy 97. Turn right at Lava Lands Visitor Center. Immediately turn left onto F.S. Road 9702. It's a mere 4 miles to the Benham Falls Day Use picnic area.

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Forward ~ Hiking Trails on the wild and scenic Deschutes River near Bend, Oregon.

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USFS: The Deschutes National Forest in Oregon.

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hiking falls along the wild and scenic deschutes river lead to benham falls, originating at benham falls day use area in central oregon, near the high desert museum in bend, oregon.

Travel Oregon and northern California while staying at Gathering Light ... a retreat
located south of Smith Rock near Crater Lake National Park.

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Directions to and Day Trips in either Oregon or California of about 100 miles from the retreat.

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The cottage (pictured above) at Gathering Light ... a retreat. Rustic simplicity, a place to "Just Be", Gathering Light is nestled on the banks of the river, surrounded by the Fremont Winema National Forest of southern Oregon and not far from Crater Lake National Park.