Hiking Central Oregon


Welcome to Hiking Central Oregon. This site is your best resource for finding hiking trails in and around Central Oregon where you can take your dog and camera for a full day of adventure and enjoyment. The trail reviews you find here, in addition to providing specific trail information and photos, also include links to the best maps and resources for official trail information you might need before heading out.

Hikes are listed on pages, rather than blog pages as ‘Central Oregon Hikes’ which are hikes accessible with only short drives (usually less than an hour) from Central Oregon; and, ‘Day Trips’ that may involve some drive time.

These are some of the current hikes you can read about:

Central Oregon Hikes

New Day Trips:

All content is provided by photographer and writer Dhyana Kearly unless otherwise indicated. New stories and photos are being added on an occasional basis and please feel free to email suggestions for trails not yet listed here – keeping in mind that our goal is to present relatively accessible hiking trails that are hiker-dog friendly, too.

A little hiking trail etiquette is in order when hiking with dogs, and everyone probably has different ideas as to what the rules might be, but no matter where you stand, hiking is a lot more fun to do with a dog!

Cysco on the Edge at Cove Palisades

Cysco on the Edge at Cove Palisades

Here are a few basic considerations for trail walking with a dog:

  • Always carry a leash which hiking on trails
  • Always carry a few poop bags for emergencies
  • Bury poop if you are hiking in a remote location
  • Train your dog to eliminate away from the trail – and always clean up after your dog
  • Hikers with dogs always yield to hikers without dogs
  • Never allow your dog to accost fellow hikers or to disturb the wildlife

Copyright © 2014 Dhyana Kearly All Rights Reserved

5 comments on “Hiking Central Oregon

  1. Loving your blog. I grew up here in Central Oregon and my children are finally old enough to do some hiking this summer. I was looking for places to take them and now I have lots of ideas thanks to you. So happy to have found you.

  2. Thank you Christina, for checking out my hiking blog and I’m so glad that you are finding the info here helpful. Nice comments like yours makes my little hobby all the more fun – and rewarding!

  3. Nice blog! I was never into hiking until I moved to Bend. So much to see and do! Keep us filled in on your travels!

  4. Great blog! I just recently started my own hiking blog and have been searching for some hikes that we can take our family dog on.. I will definitely be using your blog as a reference! Thanks for posting!

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