Black Butte Ranch offers an abundance of year round outdoor adventures. From biking, hiking, kayaking and canoeing to fly-fishing, snowshoeing, whitewater rafting and mountain biking, the Ranch is your adventure headquarters. The Ranch also provides convenient access to some of the best fishing, biking, skiing and whitewater rafting you’ll find anywhere. Whatever season you’re here, you’ll be making memories to share for a lifetime.
Explore the scenic biking trails both on and off the Ranch.
Whether you’re exploring throughout the Ranch’s 1800 acres or the 1.6 million acre Deschutes National Forest that is our backyard, hiking opportunities are endless.
Catch and Release Fly Fishing at Black Butte Ranch and nearby waters.
Canoeing, Kayaking, & Standup Paddle Boarding
Take in the stunning mountain backdrop while paddling across the calm waters of Phalarope Lake at Black Butte Ranch.
From scenic and mellow rapids mixed in with fun rolls and swirls to thrilling adventures, there’s whitewater fun for everyone
Guided Cave Trips, GPS Challenges, & Canoe Tours
Canoe beautiful and secluded waters; experience remote caves or discover hidden clues in the forest.
Discovering the activity of rock climbing and experience beautiful Smith Rock State Park.
High Desert Museum
Encounter eagles, owls, otters, bobcat, lynx and other animals in their natural habitats.
Paulina Plunge Downhill
Waterfall Mountain Bike Tour
Discover the secrets of Chief Paulina’s waterslide. Descend over 2,500 vertical feet on a mountain bike (Four 1-1/2 mile biking segments to each waterfall stop.) and visit up to six waterfalls, including two safe natural slides. Call 541.389.0562 or visit PaulinaPlunge.com.
Skiing & Snow Activities
From sledding and snowshoeing to cross country and downhill skiing, there’s great snow-filled recreation to enjoy both on and off the Ranch.
|GLAZE MEADOW RECREATION CENTER* (GMRC)|
|541-595-5879||13695 Hawks Beard|
|S - Th||7am-7pm|
|F & Sa||7am-8pm|
|Kids welcome after 10:00am|
|GMRC INDOOR POOL*|
|F & Sa||7am–8pm|
|Adult Lap Swim M–F||7am–9am|
|Adult Lap Swim S/S||7am–10am|
|Hydrofit Class $12 MWF
|Silver Fins Swim Workout Class $12 T/H
|LAKESIDE EXERCISE & HOT TUB*|
|LAKESIDE POOL Closed for the season|
|Lakeside Exercise Room||Open year-round|
|S - Th||7:30am-7pm|
|F & Sa||7:30am-8pm|
|Lakeside Hot Tub & Sauna|
|S - Th||9am-7pm|
|F & Sa||9am-8pm|
|LAKESIDE ACTIVITY CENTER
FRONT GAME ROOM
|541-595-1282||12930 Hawks Beard|
|S - Th||9am-7pm|
|Lakeside Activity Center
Spring Break Activities
|March Activity Guide|
|Winter Bike Path Map &
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