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Wonderful Walk to the Falls

This is a great walk and very doable for young and old. The end of the trail to the falls is so... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
Easy, Stunning and Great for Walking or Biking

Have been to this trail 3 times in the last month - walking and biking. Both were amazing and it's... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2018
Carlsbad, California
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“the river”(59 reviews)
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Sunriver, OR
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 25, 2014

The community paved the path from Sunriver to Benham Falls - every smooth and scenic. Great for people of all ages and abilities. Great views of the falls.

6  Thank VimyBoy
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 12, 2013

The trail is very easy, like a stroll in the park, but the fall is more like a whitewater rapid. There is some misleading advertising there!

3  Thank p l
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great walk and very doable for young and old. The end of the trail to the falls is so spectacular! A very memorable time outdoors with family!

Thank oceanjules
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Have been to this trail 3 times in the last month - walking and biking. Both were amazing and it's a great trail for dogs, young and old. The last time we took bikes and rode all the way down to the Slough and then...More

1  Thank MsSuster
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Benham Falls in Sunriver is a very easy 5 mile roundtrip walk on the bike path until you reach the bridge and then a wide path until you reach the falls. Very easy for young and old. Be sure to bring a camera! There is...More

1  Thank Christine D
Reviewed August 29, 2018

This is a well maintained short & easy path from the parking lot to the viewing platform. You can make it more of a 'hike' or bike with connecting trails. We took the road from Century Dr (we were in Sunriver) there, which was mostly...More

Thank ritabug1
Reviewed August 28, 2018

With sturdy walking shoes, this is a trail is an easy stroll that gets you up close (while on shore!) to some ferocious, fast moving river rapids.

1  Thank Quest797672
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Just located to Sunriver and we hit the trails , had a wonderful hike along the river over to the falls . Simply spectacular! Some of the most majestic views that do not look real . Trail is easy to hike I highly recommend some...More

Thank Ileana N
Reviewed August 17, 2018

These are more of rapids than falls - but very impressive. You can drive and hike to the falls - but the hike is not for those that are mobility challenged. We rode bikes from Sun River - from the trailhead off circle 7. The...More

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed August 8, 2018

We took our kids (ages 12 to 17) by bike from the village. It was a pleasant ride and the views were great. Worth doing. May want bug spray. we ended up with quite a few mosquito bites.

Thank dharm0n
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

The mosquitos were out of control! Do not go without bug spray. We did the short trail from the east parking area. Probably have about 30 bites now. The trail itself is nice and easy. 1 mile round trip.

Thank jennie r
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We have been riding to Benham Falls ever since the '80s. The new trail made by Sunriver has made it so much easier. Don't miss this great ride.

Thank KarenS9073
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Kathy C
May 27, 2018|
Response from Ross C | Reviewed this property |
probably dillon falls, an easy hike between and you can drive from the bend side to both
April 16, 2017|
Response from KellyBearbooks | Reviewed this property |
Although we tried to walk the trail last week, there was a train stalled at the crossing, so we were unable to complete our plan. However, we did take trails from the Lava Lands Center up Lava Butte and had beautiful views... More
January 23, 2017|
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Response from stephencZ8227JA | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend trying to visit the falls in the winter. The roads are not plowed for access to the falls. Years ago I tried and almost got stuck in the snow.