From demanding, all day hikes to leisurely forest strolls, there’s a Central Oregon hiking adventure for everyone. With so many trails such a short distance from Sunriver, it’s possible to enjoy hikes near Sunriver every day of your vacation!
Why Hike in Sunriver?
Sunriver and Bend arguably both have the same level of trail accessibility. Sunriver and Bend are about equidistant to Mount Bachelor, but Sunriver is much closer to the heart of the Deschutes National Forest.
Sunriver has long been a best-kept secret of Central Oregon for its proximity to the best volcano views that Oregon has to offer.
Choose A Trail
For easy Sunriver hikes, check out the Lava Lands Visitor Center Loop (1.1 mi), Benham Falls (6.6 mi), or the Deschutes River Trail (4.7 mi). Each of these trails lies just on the outskirts of Sunriver and can be a fun morning trip.
For a longer, more moderate day of hiking, be sure to check out the Tumalo Falls Loop (7.1 mi), which features breathtaking Tumalo Falls. The Soda Creek Trail (7.7 mi) is also a good moderate trail near Sunriver with amazing volcanic views.
Avid hikers can brave the South Sister Trail, which is a grueling 11.2 mi (round trip) trek that features an incredibly colorful volcanic landscape. Hikers beware: South Sister also features an elevation change of 5,000 feet.
Weather in the Cascade Mountains can be unpredictable at best. Even in the summertime, it’s always a good idea to bring proper gear with you while hiking near Sunriver. To be sure you’ll have everything you need to trek safely, visit one of Sunriver’s outdoor outfitters.
Sunriver Sports and 4 Seasons Recreational Outfitters will have everything you need to make your outdoor adventures safe and fun.
Stay Close to the Adventure
Whatever trails you choose for your Sunriver hiking adventures, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the diversity of Central Oregon’s beauty. Rushing rivers, Alpine Lakes, lush forests and panoramic volcano vistas abound along the trails that flank Sunriver.
Come stay in an Arrived vacation rental and find out what it’s like to live just steps from the Great Outdoors! Our Sunriver vacation homes come outfitted with everything an outdoor adventurer needs to rest and relax after a full day hitting the trails! Book your Sunriver vacation home today to ensure you’ll have a Central Oregon vacation you’ll never forget!