15 Adventurous And Fun Things To Do In Bend, Oregon 

1. Hike the Misery Ridge Trail 

One of the top things to do in Bend Oregon, isn’t exactly in downtown Bend proper, but about 20 minutes out of town. 

2. Go Rock Climbing

If you want to try rock climbing, Smith Rock State Park is the place to do it.  

3. Visit Newberry National Volcanic Monument

The Newberry National Volcanic Monument is a spectacular outdoor destination that spans 54,000 acres of the Deschutes National forest.  

4. Explore Lava Tube

Located just outside of Bend within the Newberry National Volcanic Monument are 1,000-year-old lava tubes. 

5. Boyd Lava Tube

Taking us off the beaten path and into caves where they are the only operator allowed to enter. 

6. Tumalo Fall

Bend is known for its great hiking and a popular trail that you must not miss is hiking out to Tumalo Falls. 

7. Cycle Sisters to Smith Rock Scenic Bikeway

The Sisters to Smith Rock Scenic Bikeway provides riders with one of the most scenic and rewarding rides in Central Oregon.  

8. Mountain Biking Trail

There are more than 300 miles of trails to mountain bike southwest of the city of Bend.  

9. High Desert Museum

One of the more popular thing s to do in Bend for families is to visit the High Desert Museum.  

10. Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway

If you are looking for a road trip near Bend, the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway is a 66 mile drive that starts downtown Bend at 14th and Galveston.  

11. Paddle the Deschutes River

The Deschutes River winds right beside Bend and there are several adventures to be had.  

12. Whitewater Rafting 

If you are looking for something a little more challenging, you can book half day whitewater rafting trips from downtown Bend.  

13. Go shopping in the Old Mill District

Located on the banks of the Deschutes River, The Old Mill District is the place to hang out in Bend, Oregon. 

14. Adventures at Mt. Bachelor

If you are visiting Bend in the winter, make your way to the local ski hill at Mt. Bachelor.  

15. Bend Ale Trail

The craft beer scene is booming in Bend and no trip to this Central Oregon town would be complete without sampling its IPAs, Lagers, Porters, and brews. 

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