Hike and Paddle Bend Oregon Adventure for Women

October 14 – 18, 2024 (Private group, no waitlist)
October 21 – 25, 2024 (NEW departure date added!)
October 14 – 18, 2025
PRICE: $2,395

Adventure Trip to Oregon for Women

Some people think childlike wonder is something you grow out of. But in Bend, amazement is something you fall into – and it’s here, waiting for you to arrive. Join us on this new tour to Bend, Oregon. At a comfortable 3600’ above sea level, and a climate typical of the high desert with cool nights and sunny days, this is the perfect place to get our wanderlust on! Oh, and add in the fact that Bend is not only renowned for their culinary scene, but also the craft beer capital of the West, well…we’re absolutely in! We’ll hike beautiful trails that run along the mighty Deschutes River, alpine trails flecked with wildflowers in the Cascade Mountains, ancient junipers, craggy volcanic formations, and soaring hawks overhead. A special treat is planned for our last evening. Watching the starry skies in the night sky from our canoes is a truly awe-inspiring moment. Our local naturalist guide (with award winning interpretation) also brings dessert from the local bakery to make it even more special! A great group of like-minded women, in-town accommodations, and the beauty of this nature-lovers area adds up to one fabulous adventure! This is an ‘unpack once and chill’ trip!

Hike & Paddle Bend Activities at a Glance

  • Full moon night canoe

  • Enjoy delicious local food

  • Hike Deschutes River trail

  • Unpack once and chill trip

  • Hike to Tumalo Falls

  • Explore the artsy town of Bend

  • Craft beer tasting

  • Visit the High Desert Museum

Hike & Paddle Bend Itinerary

Day 1

Fly into Redmond Municipal Airport (airport code RDM) to arrive by 3PM where you’ll be met by your Trip Leader. We’ll our home away from home for the duration of the trip – unpack once & chill!  We’ll have a meet and greet with introductions and get checked into our hotel. The deciduous trees are changing colors-popping against the evergreens, the willows are soaking up the last of summer’s water and the wildlife is scurrying around preparing for winter. It’s a magical time to be here! We’re off on a walking tour to acquaint ourselves with the area. Welcome dinner will be delicious. Overnight Bend for the entire trip.

Day 2

After breakfast, we’ll explore a bit more of this once small logging town transformed into an inviting mountain getaway, where mountains meet rambling rivers and historic districts line the banks of the Deschutes River that flows so beautifully through the town. We’ll put on our hiking gear, pick up a picnic lunch, and head out to the Deschutes River. We’ll enjoy a 4.5 mile loop trail, considered an easy route with plenty of stops for photographs, and drinking in the natural beauty. With forest and river views, and the chance of wildflowers, we’ll find a nice spot to enjoy our picnic. This afternoon it’s off to another loop trail for an easy 3 miles offering beautiful views. Did you know that Bend is one of very few cities that have an extinct volcano? We’ll check that out too! It’s back to town and our comfy hotel to get cleaned up, have a cold brew by the fire pit, and enjoy dinner.

Day 3

We’ll have an excellent breakfast before we’re off to experience another great hike in the Deschutes National Forest. This one is a 6.4-mile out-and-back trail to Tumalo Falls. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 3 hours to complete. We’ll take our time and drink it all in. This is forest and river hiking at it’s best with wildlife, wildflowers and our reward: a waterfall. We’ll head back to our hotel to shower, then we’re off for lunch at the Rimrock Café and a visit to the High Desert Museum.  This unique museum reveals the West’s High Desert region through artful exhibits, alluring animals, engaging programs and meaningful history. Later this afternoon, or early evening, we’ll hit the Bend Ale Trail. Breweries make it fun to taste your way through coppery pale ales, creamy stouts, and crisp lagers. (One beer flight is included.)  We’ll enjoy a delicious dinner together.

Day 4

A leisurely morning and breakfast are ours to enjoy before gearing up for a mid to late morning hike with a picnic lunch. Your Trip Leader will choose a hike between 3 and 5 miles long, with a good picnic spot, that may include some time spent in the Three Sisters wilderness area…because it sounds appropriate, and it’s beautiful too. This afternoon it’s back to our hotel to get cleaned up, and stroll the town for any last minute shopping wants. We’ll have an earlier Farewell dinner before heading out on our Moonlight canoe tour. That’s right, dark sky and night sky lovers, we’ll board our canoes on the banks of The Cascade Lakes on October 17, 2024 where a Super Full Moon will occur.  This evening canoe tour will begin as the last of the sun light disappears behind the Cascade Mountains and the moon and stars begin to dot the night sky. During our 2 hours on the water, along with the fun and intrigue, we may share some age-old stories and myths mixed with astronomy that will enlighten and entertain. The silence of the evening hours provides a chance to hear companions of the forest going about their evening activities too. After this memorable activity, we’ll head back to town for a gathering around the fire pit, and share our stories of this bountiful trip.

Day 5

We’ll organize one transfer to the airport based on the group’s departure flight times, otherwise have a lazy morning and call a Lyft when you’re ready to head to the airport, or stay and play on your own!

What’s Included:

  • 4 days/4 nights fully guided tour by a Canyon Calling Trip Leader
  • All transportation as outlined in this itinerary
  • Hotel for 4 nights in double occupancy – or call for single room supplement and availability
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 through dinner on Day 4
  • All activities and excursions as outlined in this itinerary
  • All activity guide gratuities
  • All entrance fees and permits

What’s Not Included:

  • Transportation to and from Bend, Oregon
  • Alcoholic beverages (with the exception of one beer flight) and items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your Trip Leader at the end of the tour


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