Year-round outdoor expeditions are a hallmark of Black Butte Ranch. 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, skiing and rock climbing you’ll find anywhere. Whatever season you arrive, you’ll be making memories to share for a lifetime.
Explore scenic bike trails both on and off the Ranch.
Whether you’re exploring the Ranch’s 1800 acres, or making a foray into the 1.6 million acre Deschutes National Forest that is our backyard, hiking opportunities are endless.
Engage in catch and release fly-fishing at Black Butte Ranch and nearby waters.
Canoeing, Kayaking, & Stand Up Paddleboarding
Take in the stunning mountain backdrop while paddling across the calm waters of Phalarope Lake at Black Butte Ranch.
From 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 serene, secluded waters, traverse remote caves or discover hidden clues in the forest.
Go for a thrilling rock climb in world-renown Smith Rock State Park.
High Desert Museum
Encounter eagles, owls, otters, bobcat, lynx and other animals in their natural habitats, while learning about the natural history of Central Oregon.
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 1.5 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 $15 M & W
|Silver Fins Swim Workout Class $15 T/H
|LAKESIDE EXERCISE & HOT TUB*|
|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
|541-595-1282||12930 Hawks Beard|
|S - Th||9am-7pm|
|Kids Activities||Begin 6/16|
|Bike Path Map
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