Scout Camp Trail

Deschutes River opposite Whychus Creek confluence

  • Easy
  • 3-mile loop
  • 650 feet elevation gain
  • Open all year

Often sunny even when other trails are closed by rain or snow, this loop descends into the Deschutes River canyon past cliffs, caves, and wildflowers. And although you drive here on a labyrinth of paved roads through the Crooked River Ranch’s sprawling subdivision of ranchettes, the canyon itself is maintained as wilderness.

Drive Highway 97 …

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

Shallow cave along the trail