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Trail to Benham Falls

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Address: Sunriver, OR

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Nice hike along the river

We take this hike often. You need a trailhead pass to park in the parking lots. There are two parking locations, one down the hill from Lava Lands and one closer to the falls... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 November 2016
La Pine, Oregon
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La Pine, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We take this hike often. You need a trailhead pass to park in the parking lots. There are two parking locations, one down the hill from Lava Lands and one closer to the falls accessible from Century Drive. The passes can be purchased there for $5.00. You may need a pen or pencil to fill out the permit. The dirt... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Even in November the falls were spectacular. We have had unusually warm weather so a walk to the falls was lovely.

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Sunriver, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Dogs must be leashed on parts of this trail. Cliffs and gorgeous lava rocks. I recommend for kids and adults. Very steep and then flat in sections. Many river views along the way.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Worth every bit of the walk. We had the trail to ourselves in the early evening -- excellent! I think these photos speak for themselves!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We started from the road outside the lava lands visitor center. An easy .5 miles to the falls (more like Rapids). Great view of the fall leaves against the lava on the other side of the river. You can also drive through bend to get to it, start the hike for an additional mile or so from sunriver, or even... More 

1 Thank ChristinePDX
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

A good walk or an easy bike ride. Not falls in the true sense but worth the effort in the end.Path is flat and easy walking, plenty of shade.

Thank Festie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful scenery all along the easy trail. Perfect day for a hike. Popular for hikers, runners, trail bikes, it was busy but never felt like too many people. Good time of year for no mosquitoes.

Thank LK D
Washington, il
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

we parked at the top and took trail down to falls. It's absolutely beautiful!! I think it was a little over one mile to the falls, but you get to see the water nice and calm in the beginning then it start picking up until you reach the rushing falls. Well worth it!

Thank Heather L
Port Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

wow what can I say what a beautiful trip a lovely day perfect weather the trip is really easy for the most part

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Huntley, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We took the half mile walk to the falls. You could have driven straight to the falls, but the walk was beautiful. It was very easy walking along the river and you could see the rapids building. The falls is not really a falls; it's more of a rapids. But it didn't disappoint. There are many photo opportunities.

1 Thank John S

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