Plan Your Visit To
To most visitors, the community of Terrebonne, sitting between Redmond and Madras on US-97, is synonymous with nearby Smith Rock State Park. Just northeast of town, the park is known the world over for its rock climbing routes, scenic hiking trails, striking rock formations, bucolic nature, small campground, and more.
But to leave it there sells short the many attractions in and around Terrebonne (which means “good earth” in French—an apt description, to be sure). Hot air balloon excursions, challenging golf courses, relaxing horseback rides, autumn attractions, and full plates of thoughtfully prepared food await visitors who slow down and spend time around Terrebonne—so here’s a look at what to do on your next visit.
Map of Terrebonne, Oregon
With vineyards, parks, and attractions dotting the region, you might want a little help finding your way around Terrebonne.
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Backcountry Touring Rentals
Buying new equipment is a fun and exciting, yet nervous endeavor. You see the gear in the shop, read the reviews, and take your friends' recommendations. However, not until the moment you feel the boots on your feet, or the skis on the snow will you ever be satisfied with your purchase. Although we pride ourselves on having the ability to find the right gear for your riding style before you ever step foot on the mountain, we also have a top-notch collection of demo equipment.Here is the coolest part. If you decide to buy those skis off the shelf, the money you invested in the rental (up to 3 days) will go toward the purchase of the equipment. So basically, you get to take our equipment for a ride….for free!Everything that we rent is maintained to the highest standards, allowing you to experience the gear to its highest potential.ALL RENTALS ARE FROM "OPEN TO CLOSE", AND YOU CAN PICK UP THE DAY BEFORE AFTER 3PM IF PRODUCT IS AVAILABLE.
$35 - $90
Bend Brew Bus
Let us take you behind the scenes to witness Bend’s brewing and artisan distilling cultures. Adventure: Wanderlust Tours is the premier provider of craft beverage tours in the Bend, Oregon area! Tasting, enjoying friends, comfort and safety are what you can expect on this trail of sipping adventure. Naturalist Guided Experience: With 20+ local craft breweries, Bend is a Beer Mecca! Join Wanderlust Tours on an epicurean expedition that offers tasty samples and insight into the process of beer making. Your expert beer guides will provide personally tailored information about fermentation science.Breweries: Tour three breweries, with a behind-the-scenes look at the brewing process with light appetizers at one stop. Each Bend Brew Bus tour is unique, visiting different locally partnered breweries in the area.If you like what you're seeing but want a little more variety, we recommend The Local Pour, where you can sample an array of Bend’s best craft beverages: spirits, ciders, specialty cocktails, and more!Our Common Goal of Environmental Care: We live, visit and play in Bend because of its physical beauty. Wanderlust Tours donates for every person who participates on this tour to Pledge for the Wild. These funds help support the interconnected habitat for all who rely on it.
Bonfire on the Snow Snowshoe Tours
ABOUTAdventure: Wanderlust Tours invented this one of a kind snowshoe tour under the light of our solar system’s twinkling lights. Cruising on snowshoes, our destination is a hand-carved amphitheater in the snow where a crackling bonfire awaits. Join us for a magical meander through the powdery snow-filled forest at night in the Cascade Mountains west of Bend, Oregon. Naturalist Guided Experience: Kicking through the snow-laden forest after the fall of darkness, our nose will, in part, lead us to a Michaelangelo-esque creation- an amazing snow built amphitheater. When the whiff of pine hits our nostrils anticipation will grow for a taste of delectable desserts and hazelnut espresso vodka-laced hot cocoa. Our naturalist guides will point out planets, stars and constellations as we relax in the glow of the fire. The hushed ambience of the forest will stir your soul. The magic of this wholly unique experience will remain instilled within you forever!Location: Snowshoeing tours take place in the areas around Mt. Bachelor and the surrounding Deschutes National Forest of the Cascade Mountain Range of Oregon. New to off-trail snowshoeing? Let Wanderlust Tours do the driving and teach you fun snowshoeing techniques and tricks. All tours include instruction. Wear winter boots and powder/ski pants to keep your feet and legs dry while snowshoeing.
Ice Skating - Open Skate Reservation
Ice Skating at Seventh Mountain Resort has been a winter tradition for families on Central Oregon’s oldest outdoor rink.The ice rink is open for the season! Reserve your open skate time! We are pleased to have you at the Seventh Mountain Ice Skating rink. We are following all state and local guidance concerning masks and social distancing. See you on the ice!
$10 - $15
Local Pour Craft Beverage Tour
Bend brewery tours are popular, but did you know Bend is also home to artisan distilleries, cideries, and kombucha breweries? Join us on a Local Pour adventure to try delectable samples and see behind-the-scenes at a local cidery, spirits tasting room, distillery, and brewery get the best of all world in this immersive craft beverage tour!Your professional guide will provide insights into the processes of distillation, fermentation, and the craft of making beer. Each Local Pour Tour is unique, attending facilities dependent on their availability. DETAILS$85 per personTour departs daily, year-round1:30-5:30 PMReservations RequiredThis tour is a great gluten-free thing to do in Bend, Oregon!Please let us know in advance if you have an allergy.
Lava Tube Cave Tours
Explore the Lava Caves near Bend, Oregon!Did you know there is a vast network of caves near Bend, Oregon? Strap on a helmet and headlamp and join our naturalist guides for a fun, educational, underground adventure! These tours are a great Bend, Oregon family activity. Please Note: We do not visit Lava River Cave (operated by the Deschutes National Forest)Adventure: Wanderlust Tours is the premier destination for cave tours in Bend, Oregon! Join us on this epic subterranean tour on Bend’s ponderosa pine-studded high desert. Our renowned naturalist guides will highlight sweet bits of these cool caverns that might not initially meet the eye. Naturalist Guided Experience: During our 2 hours underground, in the darkest, quietest spot earth can provide, we may impart an understanding of the region’s geology- how massive volcanoes created these wonders. Or we might share how the cave habitat provides for creatures important to human life. Your crew will be energized with revelations about natural and cultural history that’ll keep your mind humming with delight long after you return home with fond memories of the tour. Caves: Bend’s lava caves have a delicate ecosystem that few have experienced to the fullest! Wanderlust Tours is the only guide company permitted in these special lava caves. These caves are also wild, meaning they do not have a paved path or lighting. Closed toe shoes are recommended for navigating the uneven rocky surfaces. Cave Difficulty: Mother Nature has created a wonderfully diverse array of caves that offer a variety of experiences. All of the caves we visit are wild, meaning other than the staircase to enter them there are no man made improvements put into the caves (walkways or lights). The walking surface is uneven and can be varying degrees of rugged and rocky.In our estimation, this cave presents a moderate degree of difficulty as it involves many fun opportunities for scrambling up/down/around rocky areas and crawling through short passages.On all our cave tours, our guides are attentive to keeping the pace suitable to all members of the group so that everyone can move at a comfortable speed.
$70 - $95
Shoes, Brews & Views Snowshoe Tours
Snowshoe like a local!Adventure: Wanderlust Tours is the premier destination for snowshoe tours in Bend, Oregon! Join us to go splashing through the powdery snow in the Cascade Mountains west of Bend, Oregon. Bend? You mean where incredible beer is brewed for sipping splendor? YES!Naturalist Guided Experience: Shoes, Brews and Views says it all- snowshoe to a serene spot, sip suds in true Bend fashion and wonder at inspiring views while at it! This is the Bend lifestyle in which our tour will fill your spirit and mind. Following animal tracks, eating some lichens and running downhill in playful powder demands tasty libations as a reward- whether a locally crafted hopped beverage or root beer for the kids it all goes down well in the forest surrounded by visually splendid peaks. And get this connection, the no-impact-nature of our snowshoe tour produces no adverse affect on what becomes the water for the beer you drink on this experience. Baby, that’s goodness! Location: Snowshoeing tours take place in the areas around Mt. Bachelor and the surrounding Deschutes National Forest of the Cascade Mountain Range of Oregon. New to off-trail snowshoeing? Let Wanderlust Tours do the driving and teach you fun snowshoeing techniques and tricks. All tours include instruction. Wear winter boots and powder/ski pants to keep your feet and legs dry while snowshoeing.Unfortunately, we cannot allow dogs on our tours. Please reach out to Ponderosa Paws for your dog-sitting needs.
$70 - $100
MAIN COURTOur main court has 26 trampolines, and is surrounded on 2 sides by angled trampoline walls. It includes a super-long jumping and tumbling runway. The main court also contains multiple raised and padded features to add to the excitement. We know, it’s awesome.VALOJUMPValoJump is an interactive trampoline game platform that combines the fitness and exercise benefits of a trampoline with high definition graphics and video game play. The player literally jumps into the game to play solo in SkyTails, Trax, and Toy Watch or go head to head with Stomp.EXTREME DODGE ATTACKOur Extreme Dodgeball court, which is made up of 12 connected trampolines with a raised neutral ground in the center and 3 interactive targets. Use the raised neutral ground as an advanced attack position or duck behind it for protection. Whatever you do, come prepared to have some fun and don’t forget to bring your “A Game.”GIANT AIRBAGHave you ever wondered what it would be like to jump and be caught by a cushion of air? We have you covered! Adjacent to the main court is our giant AIRBAG with two entry trampolines, and one with an angled wall so that you can ricochet yourself off of it into the airbag. With our set-up, the options are endless.TODDLER ZONEFinally, we have an area that is just for kids 46 inches and shorter. Kids under the age of 5 are allowed access to the entire park when accompanied by a parent, but this area is designed for tiny people only. Parents are not allowed to jump inside this area but are asked to continue to supervise those kids under age 5. This area of the park has 3 connected trampolines with a mini foam pit and tons of shapes to climb up, on, under, and over. Your little ones are sure to love this area!When you arrive at Mountain Air, just check-in and jump! Here are some tips to ensure your check-in goes smoothly:Per state mandate, masks are required for ages 5+.Plan to arrive 15-20 minutes before your jump time begins.Pay attention to the safety video in the lobby and Mountain Air employees when they discuss rules and safety information.Anybody on the jump floor is required to wear trampoline jump socks.We will open our doors 10 minutes before each day’s opening time for those who have booked jump time the first session of the day.You can start jumping at any time. However, to maximize your time, our scheduled jump times start every half-hour throughout the day. If you check-in between scheduled start times, you have the option to begin jumping right away, or wait until the next scheduled start time. If you choose to begin in between scheduled start times, we will not discount your jump rate.No refunds are allowed for for pre-purchased jump tickets. All ticket sales, including group ticket sales, are final. Rescheduling your start time is possible, if necessary, for a different time on the same day, provided we have space to accommodate your number of jumpers at a different time.For more information, consult our Frequently Asked Questions page.
$3 - $20
Bend Rock Gym
1 LOCATION – 3 GYMS – INFINITE POSSIBILITIES!Come and see all that BRG has to offer. With a single membership (or punch pass), you will have access to 3 gyms.Autobelays, top rope, lead, bouldering, training, and multiple fitness centers.
$15 - $20
Things to Do in Terrebonne, Oregon
Terrebonne sits surrounded by scenic high-desert landscapes—and boasts plenty of opportunities for enjoying the views, from hiking trails to hot air balloon rides. And if you’d like to sample a taste of Central Oregon, Terrebonne has you covered. Here’s a guide to things to do in Terrebonne, Oregon.
Visit Smith Rock State Park: Perhaps the most popular outdoor destination in all of Central Oregon, Smith Rock State Park sits just 10 minutes from Terrebonne and is the birthplace of sport climbing in the United States. Nearly 2,000 routes adorn the sun-soaked rock walls around the park, making it a popular year-round challenge for climbing in Central Oregon. In addition, several miles of hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails follow the Crooked River (which flows through the park) and ascend to sweeping viewpoints that show off the Central Oregon expanse. If visiting in spring and summer, try to arrive by 9 a.m.—on a weekday, if possible—to ensure a parking spot and enjoy solitude; fall and winter offer a quieter experience, along with only the occasional dusting of snow. And if you want the skinny on trails at Smith Rock—and elsewhere around the region—learn more about hiking in Central Oregon, and see how to preserve the park’s trails with this short video.
Indulge in Terrebonne’s culinary offerings: Terrebonne hosts a few eateries and pubs that dish a variety of satisfying meals and pour the perfect drink. Perhaps the most famous eatery in town is Terrebonne Depot, serving creative pub grub and elevated American fare (think burgers, sandwiches, rib eye, and fish and chips) in a converted rail depot that dates back to 1911. Another popular stop around town is Pump House Bar and Grill, which boasts your favorite bar food and snacks (from pan-fried oysters and towering plates of nachos to beefy burgers, decadent pasta dishes, and perfectly cooked steaks) along with a full bar and occasional live music. Want to learn more? We have you covered with information on restaurants in Terrebonne, Oregon, as well as bars in Terrebonne, Oregon.
Enjoy a taste of Central Oregon: The Terrebonne area is home to a pair of Central Oregon’s best-known wineries. Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards is named in honor of the Three Sisters mountains, and its vineyards show off sweeping views of the iconic Cascade peaks—creating one of the region’s most dramatic backdrops; the winery’s estate-grown varietals and creative blends include merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and a barbera. And just north of Terrebonne, Maragas Winery embraces organic farming practices to craft numerous European-inspired varietals, including a petit verdot, tempranillo, and chardonnay. Want the skinny on the area’s vineyards and tasting rooms? We’ve got you covered with more on wineries in Terrebonne, Oregon.
Peer into the depths of the Crooked River Canyon: Just five minutes north of Terrebonne is Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint—where drivers can pull over and walk to a viewpoint that affords dramatic views of the Crooked River below. Visitors can walk across a bridge (originally constructed for US-97 but now closed to vehicle traffic) for even better photo ops.
See Central Oregon from a hot air balloon: Our region’s landscapes extend from snow-covered Cascade peaks to old-growth forests to sweeping high desert, so it can be tough to see all that natural beauty in one trip. Big Sky Balloon Co. helps you see it all with hot air balloon flights that depart from the Smith Rock State Park area, just outside Terrebonne, between May and October. On a clear day, 360-degree views along the three-hour adventure cover nine Cascade peaks, numerous cinder cones, and a wide range of wildlife (including bald eagles and red-tailed hawks). If you think you’re ready for a look at the region from high above the treetops, learn more about hot air ballooning in Central Oregon.
Hit the links at Crooked River Ranch: Terrebonne sits just 15 minutes southeast of Crooked River Ranch, a sprawling complex that includes the 18-hole Crooked River Ranch Golf Course. The course boasts sweeping views of the surrounding Crooked River Canyon, along with a challenging fifth hole that forces golfers to shoot across the canyon wall en route to the green. Want to see where else you can tee off around the region? Learn more about golf across Central Oregon.
Bring the family to a pumpkin patch in Terrebonne: Smith Rock Ranch sits just east of town and produces a mix of carrots, onions, and bluegrass seed—but is best known for growing pumpkins and hosting one of the region’s most celebrated pumpkin patch celebrations every fall. Seasonal highlights leading up to Halloween include pumpkin cannons, a corn maze, pony rides, a petting zoo, an off-leash play area for dogs, face painting, and more. Of course, families can also find the perfect pumpkin to carve back home.
Hop in the saddle: With craggy rock formations, meadows awash in sagebrush, and no shortage of sunshine, Central Oregon can feel at times like the Old West—so embrace your inner cowboy or cowgirl and hop in the saddle for a horseback riding tour just outside of Terrebonne. Smith Rock Trail Rides launches each ride from a private ranch, follows the banks of the Crooked River, and affords views of the stunning Smith Rock State Park area; group sizes are limited to four or fewer (which allows for a cozier, more relaxed experience), and rides generally last 1.5 hours. And if you’d like to ride a steed elsewhere around the region, learn more about horseback riding in Central Oregon.
Visit a working alpaca ranch: Just a half-mile south of Terrebonne, Crescent Moon Ranch hosts several alpacas that can be seen up-close all year long. In addition to the ranch itself, visitors can stop by the on-site store, where a variety of items crafted from alpaca fiber are available for purchase. Visit in March and April to see the year’s first babies.
When to Visit Terrebonne
There’s never a bad time to visit Terrebonne—but a little planning can go a long way. Here’s a guide to enjoying each season around the community.
Spring: The high desert comes alive with wildflower blooms, warmer temperatures (where highs can reach 65-75ºF), and wildlife emerging from a long winter. Most seasonal attractions open for the year in spring.
Fall: Crisp fall days usually bring high temperatures of 50-65ºF, with the season’s first frost usually appearing by October. Sunshine reigns supreme while the Cascades get their first dusting of snow. This may be the best time of year to visit Smith Rock State Park, thanks to pleasant temperatures, predictable weather, and smaller crowds.
Summer: High temperatures can routinely hit 85-90ºF around Terrebonne, and rainfall is almost unheard of. This is the busiest time of year around town, with restaurants routinely filling and Smith Rock State Park receiving its heaviest influx of visitors. Time your outings to early mornings, late afternoons, or even early evenings to enjoy a little solitude.
Winter: High temperatures hover around 40ºF for most of winter, when crisp blue skies abound. Some attractions (such as Big Sky Balloon Co.) may be closed for the season.
More stories from Terrebonne
More inspiring stories, adventures, and tips & tricks for planning and experiencing the best Central Oregon has to offer.
Favorite Year-Round Mountain Bike Spots
When winter comes and the snow falls, some of Central Oregon’s popular mountain biking trails become a little too muddy to ride – which means some of the unheralded spots in the region get a little more love. Places like Smith Rock can get scorching hot (and quite crowded) in the summer making it a great spot to head come winter. Want some good locals tips on where to ride? Ask the folks at Hutch’s Bicycles, Pine Mountain Sports or The Hub Cyclery for the 4-1-1, or set up a tour with Cog Wild Mountain Bike Tours and Shuttles.
The Ultimate Guide to Pumpkin Patches in Terrebonne, Oregon
Nothing signals the coming of fall quite like spending the day at a pumpkin patch. It’s tough to not feel the cozy spirit of the season when you’re solving a festive corn maze while bundled up and sipping a hot apple cider. Pumpkin patches in Central Oregon benefit from our desert climate and still get plenty of sunshine, even in late October. While smaller family farms all around the region will sometimes host fall events, the two most popular pumpkin patches both reside in Terrebonne: the Smith Rock Pumpkin Patch and the DD Ranch Pumpkin Patch.
Pumpkin Patches + Petting Zoos = Fall Family Fun
As soon as the first hint of autumn rolls around, my three kids ask on a regular basis when we can go to the pumpkin patch. This is not simply because they’re eager to gather Halloween décor. To my kids (all under the age of 12), fall means visiting the farm and getting all the animal petting, ropes course playing and barbecue eating they can squeeze into one afternoon.
Photographer Shares Insights on Iconic Smith Rock Eclipse Image
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Central Oregon Hiking Trails
Head east on Highway 20 (Greenwood Avenue) to the Pilot Butte State Park. The parking area and trailhead are just east of the butte. Walk on either the nature trail or the paved road. The road is also for vehicle traffic, weather permitting. It is a wonderful viewpoint for the entire Bend area. This hiking trail is one of the most popular in Central Oregon.
Panacea at the Canyon: Central Oregon’s Luxury, Off-the-Grid Retreat
Central Oregon has no shortages of places to unwind. From the banks of a high-alpine lake to a trail alongside the Deschutes River, you don’t have to go very far from your hotel room to find an escape from the real world.