Hiking

There are miles of trail currently, and we are actively expanding upon these trials seasonally. These interpretive trials skirt the outside of the property and trials we are currently working on will lead to our Stage/Platforms for hanging, sunbathing, bird watching, and stargazing.

Great Hiking Trails!

Great Hiking Trails!

There are a number of trails in the area to explore. Lake Simtustus Resort property connects to BLM and Crooked River National Grasslands. World-class rock climbing is less than an hour away at Smith Rock. Plenty of hiking there as well.
Olallie Butte

Olallie Butte

Olallie Butte is a 6.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Warm Springs, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash.
Location: Warm Springs, Oregon
Yellow Trail from Kah-Nee-Ta Resort

Yellow Trail from Kah-Nee-Ta Resort

Yellow Trail from Kah-Nee-Ta Resort is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Warm Springs, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
Location: Warm Springs, Oregon
Willow Creek Trail

Willow Creek Trail

There is a junction to the Willow Creek trail and you can follow the old, Historic Railway all the way to Pelton Dam, or all the way into Madras. Interpretive signs will be throughout talking about the Native Culture, History, Flora, Fauna. Eventually, there will be an arch bridge taking us from the North Shore to the South Shore. From there the trail will go out to a large Stage/Platform on the South Point. Option to swim across the lake to a junction and complete the entire loop.
Round Butte Dam Interpretive Center and Trail

Round Butte Dam Interpretive Center and Trail

Eagle`s eye view of the Deschutes River Canyon Round Butte Overlook Park is a terrific place to picnic and enjoy spectacular views of the Deschutes River Canyon. From the park, on the rim of the canyon, you can look down on Round Butte Dam, Lake Billy Chinook and Lake Simtustus about 400 feet below. It`s a great spot to view wildlife, including bald eagles and ospreys. Every February, it`s the site for the annual Eagle Watch, which attracts hundreds of visitors. In and around the observation building, you`ll find interpretive displays on the Round Butte Hydroelectric Project and Deschutes River fish and wildlife. Learn more about PGE`s efforts to protect fish on the Deschutes River.
Steelhead Falls

Steelhead Falls

Steelhead Falls is a 2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Terrebonne, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash.
Location: SW River Rd, Terrebonne, OR 97760
Boyd Cave

Boyd Cave

Boyd Cave is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bend, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash. This cave is pretty easy to get to and fun to explore - you will probably want a flashlight or headlamp and watch out for bats. There are about 25 stairs required to go down into the cave at the end. Accessibility: There do not appear to be any designated accessible spaces in the gravel parking lot off China Hat Road at the south end of the trail. The nearest designated accessible parking is marked with a waypoint over 6 miles away on China Hat Road. The trail surface is packed dirt with roots or rocks that may be an uneven ride for equipment users and typically at least 3 feet wide. The estimated grade is mostly gentle (5% or less). All-terrain tires or motorized equipment may be needed for the surface type. There are steps at the end of the trail to get down into Boyd Cave
Location: Bend Oregon
Tam-a-lau Trail at Cove Palisades State Park

Tam-a-lau Trail at Cove Palisades State Park

Tam-a-lau Trail at Cove Palisades State Park is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Culver, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash.
Location: Crooked River National Grasslands
Gray Butte

Gray Butte

Gray Butte is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Culver, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Location: Crooked River National Grasslands
Crooked River Rim Trail

Crooked River Rim Trail

Crooked River Rim Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Culver, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash.
Location: Cove Palisades State Park
Metolius Balancing Rocks Overlook

Metolius Balancing Rocks Overlook

Metolius Balancing Rocks Overlook is a 0.6-mile out-and-back trail located near Culver, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.
Location: Culver, Oregon
Lower Crooked River Back Country Byway

Lower Crooked River Back Country Byway

Lower Crooked River Back Country Byway is a 44.3-mile point-to-point trail located near Prineville, Oregon, and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for fishing and scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Location: Prineville Oregon