Shevlin Park, Bend

Directions: Approximately 4 miles west of downtown Bend on Newport Ave. (which turns into Shevlin Park Rd.).  Look for the main parking area on the left (South) side of the road.

Trail Information: This is a compacted dirt trail with exceptional footing, which winds through a gorgeous wilderness park.  The primary trail is completely shaded by large pine trees and loops around the park, at times following a pristine creek.  Many variations off the main 5 mile loop allows the runner to vary distances and difficulty. Beware of your bearings if you explore the unmarked trails and interconnecting Forest Service roads. It is easy to get turned around until you become familiar with the area.

Miscellaneous Information:  Additional loops can be started from the upper, unmarked parking lot (also on the South side). This is a perfect area to bring your dog if you have one, as there are generally fewer people.

Jeff Caba