Nordic skiing in the Ochocos

Walton Sno-park on the Big Summit District of the Ochoco National Forest has about 20 … Read more

Backcountry skiing at Tam Rim

Backcountry skiing at Tam Rim

Boasting a plethora of perfectly pitched north-facing slopes, Tam McArthur Rim has become a popular … Read more

Cross-country ski trip to Todd Lake is ideal winter getaway

Route from Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center to the lake allows skiers to escape the crowds

MOUNT BACHELOR — Even in the middle of the holiday hustle and bustle at Mt. … Read more

Fishing Ochoco Creek

Flowing through the heart of Prineville, Ochoco Creek is not the typical fly fisherman’s paradise. … Read more

Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center

Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center is a tipping-off point for a variety of cross-country ski adventures. … Read more

Hiking at Newberry caldera

Paulina Peak and other features make the monument an ideal hiking destination in the early fall

NEWBERRY NATIONAL VOLCANIC MONUMENT — Sure, you can drive all the way to the top … Read more

Camping and hiking in Northern California’s Lassen Volcanic National Park

About 5 hours from Bend, the park is brimming with alpine views and volcanic activity

LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — From the summit of Lassen Peak, we took in … Read more

Hiking Canyon Creek Meadows near Three Fingered Jack

Canyon Creek Meadows hike allows for up-close views of Three Fingered Jack, diverse array of wildlife

The rocky, exposed trail became increasingly steep as we worked our way up toward the … Read more

Hiking Tumalo Mountain

Tumalo Mountain is perhaps more known to Central Oregon locals as a wintertime destination, where … Read more

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

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