Things to Do

Hiking and Fishing Options Abound

Things to Do

Doing nothing is always an option

Things to Do

In the Middle of so much

Things to Do

Rafting and Stand Up Paddle Boards

Hiking & Fishing

EAST OF THE CASCADES…

HIKING

Hiking & Fishing, Historic Balch Hotel

One of Oregon’s secret hideaways is located just east of Tygh Valley along Highway 216. The White River plunges 90′ over a basalt shelf. The park offers excellent viewpoints of the White River falls. A rugged quarter-mile trail takes hikers down deep within the canyon to the historic hydroelectric power plant at the base of the raw, churning power of the falls. The power plant supplied electricity to Wasco and Sherman Counties from 1910 until the completion of The Dalles Dam in 1960.

Hiking & Fishing, Historic Balch Hotel

The sparkle-laden, swift, green rush of the Deschutes converges with the Columbia here, and there’s no better place for family outing activities like hiking, mountain biking, camping, rafting, world-class steelhead and trout fishing. Equestrian trail riding permitted March- June with a reservation (closed July-February).The Atiyeh Deschutes River Trail at river level is a favorite jaunt for hikers on hot summer days. You just can’t beat the cool river and the shade of white alder trees (and while you’re resting, look for the hanging basket-type nests built by the orioles).

Hiking & Fishing, Historic Balch Hotel

This trail is found on the east slope of Mount Hood and follows the Cold Spring Creek. It is an ideal destination to cool off on a hot summer afternoon. The falls are approximately 100 feet high and 40 feet wide. The trail follows Cold Spring Creek and is shaded by large Douglas fir, cedar and a variety of trees and shrubs.

Hiking & Fishing, Historic Balch Hotel

Ponderosa pines, Douglas-fir and western hemlock provide a dense canopy over the mountainside, shading numerous creeks and providing a lush and varied habitat at Fivemile Butte. While hiking the many trails, be sure to have binoculars on hand and watch for golden eagles, wild turkeys, grouse and the brilliant blue flash of camp robbers, common nickname for Stellar’s jays. Other wildlife, such as elk, deer, coyote, cougars, and bears frequent the area and visit the nearby creeks for a drink or a meal.

FISHING

720 East 14th Street The Dalles, OR

(541) 296-5371

Choose a guided fishing expedition or take an Exciting Whitewater Jet Boat Tour in the Lower Deschutes River Canyon in a Comfortable 24’ Rogue Jet boat!

3286 Jonahs Ct. Bend, OR

(541) 771-2288

Time on the water is worth a thousand fish. We’ve spent years finding them, and we are eager to show you what we have learned. The Lower Deschutes stretches 109 miles, and with our expereience we can show you how to fish every inch of it. The tailwater stretch of the Owyhee River can call for a multitude of tactics in the same day for 20+ inch Browns, let us show you what to use to coax them into the net!

599 South Hwy 197 Maupin, OR

(541) 395-2565

Greetings and Welcome. In 1985 when I opened my fly shop and guide service here on the Deschutes River, my goal was, and still is, to provide the best products, guided trips, classes, and customer service. To accurately inform and report on river and fishing conditions. We do this every day!

Hiking & Fishing, Historic Balch Hotel
Hiking & Fishing, Historic Balch Hotel
Hiking & Fishing, Historic Balch Hotel
Hiking & Fishing, Historic Balch Hotel

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