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LaPine State Park

Easy (to Big Tree)
0.4 mile round trip
20 feet elevation gain
Open except after winter storms

Easy (to Fall River Falls)
5.3-mile loop
150 feet elevation gain
Use: hikers, horses, bicycles

In the open pine woods where Fall River joins the Deschutes, this popular state park features a large campground, a picnic area, a boat launch, and 10 miles of trails. The hike described here is just one of many possible loops, but it visits the park’s highlights—riverbank meadows, viewpoints, two cabin ruins, and the waterfall that gave Fall River its name.

Start by driving Highway 97 south of Bend . . .

This chapter is an excerpt from 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Central Oregon Cascades.

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