Shevlin Park

  • Easy (Interpretive Trail)
  • 1-mile loop
  • 100 feet elevation gain
  • Open all year
  • Use: hikers

  • Easy (canyon rim loop)
  • 4.7-mile loop
  • 300 feet elevation gain
  • Use: hikers, bicycles

The canyon trails along Tumalo Creek begin just 4 miles from downtown Bend, yet feel surprisingly remote. Even the picnickers who gather in Shevlin Park’s creekside meadows often overlook these paths among the ponderosa pines. A hike here is particularly welcome in winter or early spring when most other Central Oregon trails are under snow. Expect some mountain bikers, because a roadside bicycle path connects the park with Bend. To find the park from …

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