Dillon Falls to Benham Falls

#14 of 98 trails in Deschutes National Forest
Dillon Falls to Benham Falls is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sunriver, OR that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.9 miles 314 feet Out & Back
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Patricia Cuny
1 month ago

7 Completed9 Reviews

Amazing hike from Dillon to Benham. 3.4 miles trail. My favorite time of year for this hike with my dog, are from September 15- May 15, when my pup can be off-leash! She loves it!

Patricia Cuny
1 month ago

7 Completed9 Reviews

Ashley Ekstrom
1 month ago

14 Completed14 Reviews

Kaity Bennett
1 month ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Nick G.
2 months ago

Melissa House
10 months ago

4 Completed1 Reviews

A beautiful area with a lot of trail options. Brought the dogs and they LOVED it! The river is so pretty and invited our fur babies often.

One HUGE negative......MOSQUITOES!!!! I mean every step of every inch of the way. Had loads of repellent on and it didn't make a bit of difference. I was so distracted by trying to keep from being eaten alive that I wasn't able to appreciate the area to its fullest.

So if bugs don't bother you this is heaven.

Evan Dickens
10 months ago

16 Completed6 Reviews

A really great, and almost perfectly flat, opportunity to do an out-and-back with beautiful waterfalls on each end. Park at the Dillon Falls day use area, walk north a bit to see the falls, then turn south and join the Deschutes River Trail after the parking area. Most of the trail is reasonably shaded after the first mile. You'll definitely have to get out of the way of many bikes if you're hiking; the trail is popular and single-track, so maybe not recommended if perfect solitude is your thing. Also bring bug spray, it's a constant mosquito party next to the river. You can walk all the way to the Benham footbridge if you want to make it an 8 mile out-and-back hike.

David Lee
10 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Easy ride. Nice view.

Lance Dillon
11 months ago

11 Completed11 Reviews

Great easy hike with lots amazing views. Great place to take the dog for a walk.

Jimm Burton
1 year ago

8 Completed8 Reviews

Beautiful area for a stroll. Would be a good hike for kids. We saw a bus load of folks who were probably in their 70s enjoying the walk. The falls are beautiful. A tranquil slow moving stretch of the river to the south leading into a dramatic cascades. Lovely. Easy.

Rachael Howie
2 years ago

8 Completed1 Reviews

Michael Wise
2 years ago

3 Completed2 Reviews

Loved it out and back