With breathtaking Cascade mountain vistas and pristine natural beauty, Bend, Oregon, offers 25 amazing golf courses where your spirit soars. Called the "Palm Springs of the North," Bend is home to many of the most aesthetic and challenging courses on the West Coast, including Widgi Creek, Pronghorn, Tetherow, and Crosswater-one of Golf Digest's top courses in America. Experience a pure golf adventure and wonderful weather in Central Oregon-where green is way of life
Tumalo State Park Located 10 minutes from Bend, Oregon, Tumalo State Park features the best of the best when it comes to planned bikeways. Tumalo's trails wrangle through Oregon's scenic mountains, past historical landmarks and beautiful farmlands. These thoughtfully placed trails are fun and stimulating for all rider levels from beginner to challenger.
Smith Rock State Park Take in the scenic canyon views at Smith Rock State Park. Throw on your backpack and enjoy a day of amazing rock climbing and miles of hiking and biking trails. During your jaunt through the canyons, you'll see nature unfold. You're likely to see deer, prairie falcons, golden eagles, beavers and river otters.
Deschutes River Winding through Downtown Bend, the Deschutes River is a national and state scenic waterway offering endless outdoor recreation with stunning mountain backdrops. Enjoy sun-up to sun-down whitewater fun, including kayaking, rafting and inner-tubing. Alongside the river, you'll find the perfect tree-lined trail for walking, running, trying your hand at fly fishing and exploring nature.
Phil's Trail Phil's Trail is the most alluring trail system in Central Oregon. With over 200 miles of biking and hiking trails and dozens of route variations, Phil's Trailbend offers forest lined paths that are training grounds for the experienced and fun for newcomers. Located between junctions 9 and 15, the Grand Slam is renowned as the best technical rock riding in Bend.
Bend Cycling Events The BMC Cascade Cycling Classic is the longest running stage race in the country and attracts the most elite cyclist and teams in North America year after year. The splendor of Central Oregon and quality of the courses create a vibrant atmosphere for the fans and make it a favorite stop for the riders.