Benham Falls West Day Use / Trailhead

Trailhead in Deschutes National Forest


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    Geolocation is not allowed



This site provides access to the Deschutes River Trail . A trail goes approximately 50 yards down to a viewing platform overlooking scenic Benham Falls. Dogs must be on leash at all trailheads throughout the year and on the Deschutes River Trail from May 15-September 15.

Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass. Passes are NOT available at this site, but can be purchased from Forest Service offices or vendors. Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased.

Valid Passes Accepted:

  • Northwest Forest Day Pass
  • Northwest Forest Annual Pass
  • 3- Day Monument Pass     show only if a monument site
  • Interagency Annual Pass
  • Interagency Senior Pass (America the Beautiful, Golden Age)
  • Interagency Access Pass
  • Interagency Military Pass
  • Every Kid in a Park Pass
  • Northwest Forest ePass

Additional Information


  • Day Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Viewing Scenery


$5/vehicle/day – On site payment not available

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