Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Deschutes River - Canoeing

Location: Deschutes River, Bend, Oregon
Duration: 1 Day
Season: Spring - Fall
Distance: ~3 miles, one way
Difficulty: Easy

The Deschutes River winds it's way down ancient lava canyons and through grassy meadows. This canoe route is just minutes from Bend, OR and suitable for young and old. Navigation is simple with class 1 water (this one could be floated in a tube).
This trip is the section between the Slough Access and Dillon Falls (approx. 3 miles).
CAUTION: Dillon Falls cannot be run, pay attention for the sign after you pass the big meadow. If you miss the take-out you do have some time to still get out before the Falls, but don't push it.
You will need to shuttle, so drop a vehicle at the Dillon Falls parking lot on your way in. There is a hiking trail that parallels the route, so if you have boat problems you can hike out.
Pets are allowed on leash and the trail is shared use with mountain bikes and horses. Also, depending on the time of day and season, mosquitoes can be a problem, so bring bug juice.

For a map, pictures and more info click on Deschutes River

See you on the trail,

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