Trail Running

Miles and miles of pristine single track trail for running await you in the Deschutes National Forest in Bend.

Check out these popular trails…



trail running in Bend, Oregon

Trail running near Shevlin Park in Bend, Oregon.


trail running in Bend, Oregon

 FootZone (Bend)

We thrive on being the hub of the local running community.  You can register for most local runs and often pick up packets for events here at the FootZone.

Customers thank us frequently for fitting them in a running shoe they love or taking care of a problem. We’re good at fitting feet and taking care of our customers.

Footzone offers free group runs from their downtown store. Go to for more information.

 Trail Running is popular year-round in Bend.

trail running in Bend, Oregon

Trail running in the Deschutes National Forest in Bend, Oregon



trail running in Bend, Oregon

Popular 3-mile loop trail in the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon.



Don’t know where to run while you’re here?  Check out these trails:

  • Deschutes River Trail (several sections with varying miles)

    • Access trail at Meadow Camp – just before Widgi Creek Golf Course – off of Cascade Lakes Hwy (NW Forest Pass required to park in this area – purchase at Powder House Ski Shop). This trail can take you all the way to Sunriver (approx. 10 miles to Sunriver) – Great mountain bike trail, too!

    • 3-mile loop of this trail starts in Farewell Bend Park off of Reed Market Rd or SW Columbia Drive – at Bend Park and Recreation Dept. You can extend this loop by running through the Old Mill District on the paved pathway and crossing a number of bridges depending on the length of your loop. Restrooms available.

  • Shevlin Park Loop (5 mile loop)

    • Shevlin Park located off of Shevlin Park Road/Newport Avenue. Head west on Newport Ave, which turns into Shevlin Park Road. The parking lot is on the left side of the road as you come down the hill. Restrooms and water available.

  • Phil’s Trail Area (many different loops)

    • Access trail off of Skyliner Road/Galveston Ave. Head west on Galveston, which turns into Skyliner Rd. Look for the brown sign with mountain biking symbol and turn left on the road to Phil’s Trail parking lot. Approximately 2 miles from the round-a-bout on Skyliner/Mt. Washington Drive.

    • This is also a very popular mountain bike trail system – for all level riders. Restrooms available.

  • Horse Ridge (10 mile loop) Approximately 20 mins east of Bend on Hwy 20.

  • First Street River Trail (6 mile out and back)

    • Access trail at the end of NW First Street. Head west on Newport Ave and take right on NW First Street. Beautiful trail goes partially through River’s Edge Golf Course and Sawyer Park, then climbs very gradually above the Deschutes River Canyon. Gorgeous views!

  • Larkspur Park Trail to Pilot Butte

    • The trail starts at the Bend Senior Center (15th and Reed Market) and winds it’s way on a dirt path through neighborhoods and ends up at the base of Pilot Butte. Hike Pilot Butte (a cinder cone) for another mile uphill. Great view of the city and many mountain views on a clear day.

  • Trailheads along the Cascade Lakes Highway

    • Six Lakes Trailhead – across the highway from Elk Lake Resort. Beautiful high mountain lakes – first lake (Blow Lake) is only 1 mile in and beautiful Doris Lake is only 2 miles in! Cliff Lake – 5 miles past Doris Lake and many more beyond that! Great trails for running and backpacking.