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

Fishing South Twin Lake

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

Fishing at Pine Nursery Pond

Pine Nursery Pond

The fishing pond at Pine Nursery Community Park in northeast Bend is open to family … Read more

Hiking at Whychus Canyon Preserve

The Whychus Canyon Preserve includes nearly 1,000 acres of stunning canyon and stream terrain where … Read more

Biking Peterson Ridge

Peterson Ridge

The Peterson Ridge trail system near Sisters offers mountain bikers and hikers some 30 miles … Read more

Hiking and biking at La Pine State Park

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

Spring hiking in Central Oregon

The Alder Springs Trail near Sisters is a high desert treasure, and a good way to kick off the hiking season

The creek crossing had me worried, even as I was still driving to the trailhead. … Read more

Mountain biking at Sandy Ridge

The popular Sandy Ridge Trail System east of Portland was built with a distinctive downhill/freeride … Read more

Fishing Haystack Reservoir

Haystack Reservoir

Haystack Reservoir — a 15-minute drive north from Redmond and a 10-minute drive south from … Read more

Fishing at Shevlin Pond

Shevlin pond

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife maintains five youth and family fishing ponds in … Read more

Mountain biking at Maston

Located off Cline Falls Highway between Tumalo and Eagle Crest Resort, Maston offers some of … Read more

Fishing the Fall River

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

Fishing Odell Lake

Odell lake

Located off state Highway 58 southwest of Bend, Odell Lake offers year-round fishing for kokanee, … Read more

Nordic skiing at Ray Benson Sno-park

Ray Benson Sno-park is located almost adjacent to Hoodoo Ski Area just a couple of … Read more

Nordic skiing at Swampy Lakes

Closer to Bend: Swampy Lakes Sno-Park

Swampy Lakes Sno-park, at about 5,800 feet in elevation just southwest of Bend, is certainly … Read more

Don’t pass up skiing Willamette Pass

Ski area offers uncrowded slopes and steep terrain

WILLAMETTE PASS — At first glance, the hill is pretty small and unassuming. In fact, … Read more

Fishing the Deschutes below Benham

The Upper Deschutes below Benham Falls can be a productive place to fish during late … Read more

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