Located in Oregon, the hiking in Bend is known for three cool hikes. The best Bend hiking based on popularity are considered to be Green Lakes Loop Trail, Moraine Lake Trail, and Metolius-Windigo Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Bend hiking trail below.
Near Bend in the Deschutes National Forest, the 12 mile Green Lakes Loop runs through the Three Sisters Wilderness Area in central Oregons Cascade Mountains. This hiking trail follows waterfall-rich Fall Creek about 4.5 miles up and around a massive obsidian flow, which created the basin holding the three small but stunning Green Lakes. When you reach a four-way trail junction, follow your route back if you're just out for the day.
Northwest of Bend and Sisters in the Deschutes National Forest, the Metolius-Windigo Trail is a 120 mile hiking trail the Metolius River headwaters west of Sisters and runs south to Windigo Pass near Crescent Lake. The hiking trail was created around 1980 by linking sections of existing trails, primarily to serve long-distance horse riders seeking an alternative to the Pacific Crest Trail.