Dog Friendly Activities in Bend, OR

There are 23 dog friendly activities in Bend. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Bend.

Pet Friendly Metolius River Trail
Metolius River Trail Metolius River Trail is an easy, 12 mile hike in Deschutes National Forest that will take about 6 hours to complete with Fido. Hike along the river on this flat trail at the base of Black Butte. Mountain bikes and horses are not permitted on this trail, so you can enjoy the hike in peace. Please note that Northwest Forest Pass required. See Details
Pet Friendly Todd Lake Trail
Todd Lake Trail Todd Lake Trail is a moderately easy, 5.6 mile hike that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. This wide trail leads to a walk-in campground as well as the very popular Todd Lake. A leash is highly recommended due to the heavy crowds during peak season. Please note that Northwest Forest Pass required. Directions: From Bend, OR: Travel 24.0 miles west on Cascade Lakes Highway (46), then 0.5 miles north on Forest Road 4600-370 to Todd Lake trailhead. It is a 1/4 mile hike to the lake. See Details
Pine Nursery Park This park has it all, including a fenced off-leash dog area with both paved and unpaved pathways/trails, free poop bags, a restroom for humans, water fountains for dogs and humans, and a very large grass field area for open runs. The rest of the park is also friendly for leashed dogs with lovely walking/jogging paths, tennis fields, playground area, and man-made lake. It's one of - if not the best - all around dog park in the state. See Details
Riverbend Beach Dog Park Also known as "Dog Park Beach," Riverbend Beach is an off-leash park and beach. It is fully fenced on both the dog park side and the river side with a pathway in between, so dogs can swim in the river, then run around in the dog park to dry off, then swim again when they need to cool off from all of the running. And repeat as necessary. See Details
Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe Enjoy some time with Fido on the Deschutes River with a rental from Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe. Dogs are welcome to join the fun on kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards. If you want a laid-back river trip, enjoy a tubing trip on the river. Tubes have handles and netting so neither you nor Fido will fall through although it is still a good idea to make sure Fido is wearing a PFD. All rentals have a minimum two-hour rental period. The Bend store is open year round from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The Sunriver store is open from April to September; however, if you’re renting from the Sunriver location, you must be able to transport your own rental to the river as dogs are not allowed on the shuttle. Kayak rentals start at $40 per person for two hours. See Details
Deschutes River Trail Deschutes River Trail is an easy, 8.5 mile hike in Deschutes National Forest that will take about 5 hours to complete with Fido. Set out on the Benham Falls trail and go 0.7 mile to Benham Falls. Another 0.2 mile past the Falls you will connect with the Deschutes River Trail. Please note that dogs must be on leash. See Details
Overturf Park Your pet is welcome to play off-leash in the dog park located within this beautiful Bend recreation area with lovely views. Once on leash, your dog is welcome throughout the park. See Details
Green Lakes to Soda Creek Trail Green Lakes to Soda Creek Trail is a moderately easy, 12 mile hike in Three Sisters Wilderness that will take about 7 hours to complete with Fido. Popular for a reason, this trail offers seemingly endless beauty with its alpine meadows, mountains views, waterfalls, and young volcanic rock. Not to mention stream access in several places for cooling off. Please note that Northwest Forest Pass required. See Details
Big Sky Youth Sports Complex Dog Park Bring your dog for off-leash playtime at this fenced dog park with trails, grassy areas, water spigots, and picnic tables. See Details
Wanoga Snow Play Area Sno-Park For some wintertime fun with you pup, be sure to visit Wanoga Sno-Park. There are many motorized and non-motorized trails for you and your pooch to enjoy. Dogs must be on leash in the sno-parks and on the sledding hills, but they are allowed off leash on the trails as long as they remain under strict voice control. See Details
The Dog Park at Mt. Bachelor Located at the far west end of the West Village parking area, this is the only off-leash area of the resort. Dogs will be able to enjoy a groomed 'snow-play' area, and dog waste bags and garbage to better manage and confine dogs visiting Mt. Bachelor. See Details
Pine Nursery Loop Trail The Pine Nursery Loop Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Bend! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Pine Nursery Loop Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit See Details
Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort There are so many ways to have fun with your pup at the Mount Bachelor Ski Resort. Dogs are allowed on the Pine Marten chair lift during the summer months, as long as they are fitted with an owner-provided full body harness capable of safely supporting the animal’s weight in the event a lift evacuation is required. Dogs shall be allowed on approved hiking trails only and must remain under restricted length (8 feet or less) leash control. Mt. Bachelor does not offer an off-leash area in the summer due to protected wildlife and vegetation. Hiking tickets are available for a fee. During the winter months the resort provides an off-leash, Ruffwear Dog Park. The park has a snow-play area for dogs, as well as dog toys. The park can be found at the far west end of the West Village parking area. The Mt. Bachelor Base Area is a "Doggie Free Zone." Dogs must remain in the parking lot (on a leash) or supervised in the Ruffwear Dog Park. See Details
Patagonia Patagonia in Bend is dog-friendly! The locally owned Patagonia store invites leashed dogs to join their owners as they shop for outdoor sports supplies and clothing. This location of Patagonia is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 7pm and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. See Details
Big Sky Park Big Sky Park is a popular off-leash dog park with two separate, fully-fenced off-leash areas plus one unfenced area for on-leash play. The park's off-leash area features walking trails, picnic tables, a water spigot, double-gated entry, and a portable toilet. Always clean up after your pet. See Details
Deschutes National Forest Deschutes National Forest is pet friendly. The vast majority of the Deschutes National Forest accommodates off-leash opportunities for dogs. Over 95% of the 1,200 miles of trails in Deschutes National Forest trails are open to dogs off-leash in the summer. However, 54 miles of trails, as displayed in the maps do require dogs to be on-leash because of the intense recreational use. In winter, dogs are allowed off-leash on 99% of national forest lands managed by the Deschutes National Forest. See Details
Bend Ale Trail Bend Ale Trail is a pet-friendly activity in Bend, Oregon. It's a great excuse to have a drink, explore the town and hang out with your pooch. Grab a passport from participating breweries and receive a stamp from every dog-friendly brewery. The more stamps you get, the more beer you drink, but also the bigger your prize. Send your completed passport off to the Bend Visitor Center to receive it. The address listed is one of the taprooms on the jaunt, though there are many throughout the route. See Details
Blockbuster Blockbuster is pet-friendly. Do you remember when Netflix used to come in the mail and Blockbuster was the place to get the latest movie? If you feel a sense of nostalgia for how movies used to be consumed, then bring your pooch along to the last Blockbuster rental store on the planet. This historic store flies the flag for the old school and allows dogs inside to sniff out the best canine flick for movie night. They are open Sunday through Thursday from 10:30am to 8:00pm and Friday to Saturday from 10:30am to 9:00pm. See Details
10 Barrel Brewing Company West Side 10 Barrel Brewing Company West Side is pet-friendly. Brew Beer. Drink Beer. Have Fun Doing It. Bring your pooch along for a Bend-brewed beverage at the outside space of this brewery in the city. Located on the Bend Ale Trail, this popular spot makes a great stop-off during any visit. They are open every day of the week from 11am to 8pm. See Details
Good Dog Loop Good Dog Loop is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bend, Oregon that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail. See Details
10 Barrel Brewing Company Eastside 10 Barrel Brewing Company Eastside is pet-friendly. Brew Beer. Drink Beer. Have Fun Doing It. Bring your pooch along for a Bend-brewed beverage at the outside space of this brewery's second location in the city. Located on the Bend Ale Trail, this popular spot makes a great stop-off on any visit. They are open every day of the week from 11am to 8pm. See Details
Crux Fermentation Project Crux Fermentation Project is pet-friendly. Fire pits and picnic tables are a great combination and you can find it at this Bend brewery. Hang out with your dog to warm up in the winter and share the good vibes in the summer. They offer a number of beers brewed in-house that are great for all occasions. Crux is open Tuesday from 12pm to 4pm and Wednesday through Monday from 12pm to 7pm. See Details
Cascade Lakes Brew Pub Cascade Lakes Brew Pub is pet-friendly. Locally owned and operated by the Rhine and Valentine families, they offer real adventure, good times, and top-quality craft beverages. Bring your pooch along to hang out and soak up the good vibes outside on the patio. They are open Tuesday through Sunday from 3pm to 7pm. See Details
Smith Rock State Park Smith Rock State Park is dog-friendly! Fido can explore its six-hundred-and-fifty-acres but must be on a leash no longer than six feet at all times, and owners must clean up after their pet. Clean-up bags and a garbage can are located right before the bridge. Climbers and slackliners bringing dogs to a route or line must follow special rules, which can be found on Smith Rock's official website. Smith Rock State Park is open year-round from dusk until dawn, and quiet hours in the campground are between 10pm and 7am. Dog owners can park in designated areas only, with $5 day use permits. See Details