Fishing Lava Lake

At Lava Lake, it’s all about the numbers. Sure, big fish can be found at … Read more

Tumalo Mountain good for a summer family hike

Popular wintertime destination a nice summer option, too

DUTCHMAN FLAT SNO-PARK — Tumalo Mountain is perhaps more known to Central Oregon locals as … Read more

Mountain biking at Cultus Lake

Mountain bikers have a number of trail options this summer near Cultus Lake, a popular … Read more

Fishing the Fall River

Starting from rushing springs, the Fall River flows northeast for 8 miles through pine forest … Read more

Hiking to Carl Lake

With snow still blocking many trails at about 6,000 feet, hikers are facing a two- … Read more

Fishing North Twin Lake

North Twin Lake has been stocked with rainbow trout, and the latest report from the … Read more

With many trails under snow, try the hike to Carl Lake

A deep blue lake in the lightly traveled Mount Jefferson Wilderness

With snow still blocking many trails at about 6,000 feet, hikers are facing a two- … Read more

Biking the Middle Fork Trail

Barely half a foot wide in certain places, the 30-mile-long Middle Fork of the Willamette … Read more

Hiking Scott Mountain

Scott Mountain Loop

The Scott Mountain Loop provides the satisfaction of summiting a peak. Though at just 6,116 … Read more

Fishing at Paulina Lake

Anglers have a chance to catch a variety of species on Paulina Lake east of … Read more

Kayaking on Hosmer Lake

Hosmer Lake is one of the most popular lakes in the Cascades for kayaking. The … Read more

Paddleboarding on Elk Lake

Elk Lake is probably the most popular lake in Central Oregon for stand-up paddleboarding, but … Read more

Fishing the Middle Deschutes

While access can be challenging in the many steep canyon areas of the Middle Deschutes, … Read more

Biking at La Pine State Park

La Pine State Park, which covers more than 2,000 acres in southwest Deschutes County, is … Read more

Fishing at South Twin Lake

Frequent stockings of rainbow trout make South Twin Lake a popular place to fish. The … Read more

Hiking Black Butte

Hiking Black Butte

Black Butte is not necessarily an incredibly demanding or spectacular hike, but it is quite … Read more

Hiking the Scout Camp Loop

Trail on the Middle Deschutes offers dramatic scenery

CROOKED RIVER RANCH — Finally free of snow, Cascade Lakes Highway had just opened from … Read more

Riding the Mrazek Trail

By connecting multiple junctions, mountain bikers in Central Oregon can create any number of complicated … Read more

Fishing East Lake

Lava Lake has always been THE Central Oregon lake for fishing with kids. But if … Read more

Catching air at Prineville Bike Parks

The idea of progression in freeride mountain biking has helped to reduce intimidation for those … Read more

Hiking and riding Mount Bachelor

Mount Bachelor

There is plenty of snow on Mount Bachelor in June to enjoy skiing and snowboarding. … Read more

Riding the Radlands

REDMOND — Just minutes from downtown, but seemingly in the middle of the desert, the … Read more

Fishing Paulina Lake

Fish at Paulina Lake East of La Pine in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Paulina … Read more

Fishing at Lava Lake

At Lava Lake, it’s all about the numbers. Sure, big fish can be found at … Read more

Hiking in the Badlands

badlands wilderness

Flatiron Rock Trailhead, right off U.S. Highway 20 about 17 miles east of Bend, is … Read more

Mountain biking the Catch and Release Trail

It might be hard to become excited about just 4.6 miles of trail. But when … Read more

Riding the Black Rock Trail

Black Rock Trail

Though only 4½ miles long, Black Rock Trail might be one of the most important … Read more

Fishing Wickiup Reservoir

Wickiup Reservoir

Wickiup Reservoir is a popular lake to fish during the spring in Central Oregon. On … Read more

Mountain biking at Cline Buttes

Sprawling High Desert views, thrilling terrain and quality springtime dirt make Cline Buttes west of … Read more

Fishing at Crane Prairie

Crane Prairie Reservoir

Crane Prairie Reservoir is a place anglers go to catch hefty rainbow trout. Rainbow trout … Read more

Hiking the McKenzie River Trail

Tucked into the rugged, lush western slope of the Cascade Range between Central Oregon and … Read more

Mountain biking Horse Ridge

Horse Ridge

About 15 miles southeast of Bend, Horse Ridge is a popular spring mountain biking destination. … Read more

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