Outdoor Adventures in Bend

Group 6 Bend, Oregon
Spring, Summer, Fall
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About the location

This is one of our favorite cities for outdoor adventures.  We love that there are so many rad hikes to choose from, plus, the mountain biking and rock climbing near here is some of the best in the world.  A trip to Bend wouldn't be complete without sampling its many breweries and farm-to-table restaraunts. 

Guide Highlights


Explore old growth forests, waterfalls, vibrant blue lakes, epic mountain peaks, and rad rock formations surrounding Bend.

Get Wet

Take it easy and float the Deschutes river, be bold and give river surfing a try, or check out our favorite cliff jumping spot.

Guide Summary

This guide is for anyone who wants to experience the hip city of Bend- it's great breweries, delicious food, and fun events- and likes exploring nature and the outdoors.  I've included a 6 day sample itinerary with options to save some money by camping.  If that's not your thing, don't worry, there are plenty of options for hotels & Airbnbs for you to relax at after a day exploring the Cascade Lakes, Mackenzie River, and Smith Rock.  If you like active adventures and don't want to spend hours researching the best hikes around Bend, this guide has you in mind.

Featured in this guide

Local food
Healthy food
Photo spots
Group 31 Museums
Foodie favorites
Group 39 Art
Group 14 Hidden Gems
Group 38 Bike-friendly
Water sports
Group 33 Walkable
Kayaking / Canoeing
Group 13 Public transportation

Great for these trips

Family with kids
Girls / Guys Trip
Family without kids
Romantic / Honeymoon
Active / Adventure
Wellness / Rejuvenating
Weekend Getaway


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  • Guide Architect

    Robyn Robledo

    Robyn Robledo

    Robyn lives a full time road trip life with her husband and 5 kids as they travel the U.S. in their RV in search of adventures.

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