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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Bend Rock Gym
North GymBRG’s North Gym is the core of the BRG complex. At roughly 13,000 sq ft, it’s the largest of BRG’s facilities. It serves as the main entry point for Bend Rock Gym. It hosts our front desk where we facilitate all member and guest check in, point of sale, and back of house operations. Below is a more in-depth overview of the facility and its features:50ft Walls (13,000 sq ft)200 Lead, Top Rope and Autobelay Routes (Set Weekly)13 Autobelays3 artificial cracks for crack climbing practiceSouth Gym BRG’s South Gym was the original BRG building when the business was founded in 2010. At roughly 7,000 sq ft, it’s the home of half of BRG’s bouldering and autobelay terrain. It serves as the primary space BRG youth programs. It also hosts the administrative staff of our competitive climbing team partner, Bend Endurance Academy. Below is a more in-depth overview of the facility and its features.35ft Walls9 Autobelays90+ Boulder Problems (Set Weekly)Campus BoardWest Gym BRG’s West Gym is our newest complex. At 11,000 sq ft, the West Gym houses dynamic bouldering terrain, comprehensive fitness amenities, and elite climbing training amenities to take your climbing to the next level. To access the West Gym, one must be a member or punch card holder at BRG.15ft Walls90+ Boulder Problems (Set Weekly)Free Weights & Olympic Lifting CageCampus BoardMoon & Tension Boards (LED Walls)40ft Spray Wall 30/40 degreesHang board station with 15+ hang boards
$15 - $20
Local Pour Craft Beverage Tour
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: Bend’s locally owned pour houses provide tantalizing tastes for the curious tongue! Did you know Bend is home to artisan distilleries, cideries, wineries, and kombucha breweries? Join us on a Local Pour adventure to try delectable samples and see behind-the-scenes at a local production facility— get the best of all taste-bud-arousing worlds in this immersive craft beverage tour!Libation Stops: Your professional guide will provide insights into the processes of distillation, fermentation, and the craft of libation production. Each Local Pour Tour is unique, visiting our partners at their availability. Your expert guides will provide personally tailored information about fermentation science.Three pour houses, with a behind-the-scenes look and light appetizers at one stop.
Besides comfort, the Day Dock provides some privacy for you and your group. It is your own private "beach." Includes BBQ, tables and chairs for 32, umbrellas, changing rooms, day bed, and an upper deck with a stellar view. Dogs are allowed! The Day Dock stays tied to the shore for easy access to bathroom facilities at the resort. There's a ladder on the swim dock and plenty of cleats to tie up your water toys, boats, and kayaks.
$300 - $400
Bonfire on the Snow Snowshoe Tours
Adventure: 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.
Cascade Lakes Kayak Tours
Join us on this iconic paddling tour on the high elevation mountain lakes in the mighty Cascade Range.Adventure: Wanderlust Tours is the premier destination for canoe tours in Bend, Oregon! Join us on this iconic paddling tour on the high elevation mountain lakes in the mighty Cascade Range. Naturalist Guided Experience: Our renowned naturalist guides will highlight the sweet spots on these stunning lakes that might not initially meet the eye. During our 2 hours on the water, along with the fun and sun, we may impart an understanding of the region’s geology- how fire and ice built and sculpted our landscape. Or we might highlight how wetlands surrounding the lake provide incredible habitat for vocal avians amped on finding great lakeside food! 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. Location: Wear your swimsuit for a refreshing dip along with eco-friendly sunscreen! You’ll see parts of these large lakes that are only accessible by paddling into the fingers, coves, bays, and wetlands created by ancient eruptions and erosion. With sweeping views of our local mountains, our Bend, Oregon canoe tours have it all!Our kayaks are tandem sit-on-top models, which are comfortable, fun, and easy to paddle. Kayak tours are best for those over the age of 8, and the weight limit is 450 lbs per kayak. If you want to paddle with younger kids, consider our Canoe Tour!
$70 - $95
Cascades Ring Of Fire Helicopter Tour
Fly with us to all the great locations around Bend and the Cascade Range. Tour highlights include Broken Top, Lava Lands State Park, Mt Bachelor, Tumalo Falls, The Old Mill and more! Year Round Tours and Adventures in Bend, Oregon Helicopter tours in Bend allow you to see more and go further. Our Cascades Ring of Fire Helicopter Tour is an unforgettable 80 mile scenic helicopter adventure for Bend visitors who want to experience as much of our magnificent snow-capped Cascade Range as possible. Paired with a complimentary wine tasting and bottle of wine after your flight, we have your day of exploring Bend covered.On this spectacular mountain helicopter tour you’ll soon be flying with us above the summits of Bend, with gorgeous views of snow-capped Cascade Mountains stretching from north to south and including Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, Three Fingered Jack, Mount Washington, North Sister, Middle Sister, South Sister, Broken Top, and Mount Bachelor. It’s scenic flying that will leave you with lasting memories. Fly Bend, Oregon’s Cascade RangeOur Cascades helicopter tours showcase the unique part of the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire, the ring of volcanoes and associated mountains around the Pacific Ocean. In fact all of the eruptions in the contiguous United States over the last 200 years have been from Cascade volcanoes. You’ll be front and center in your own private helicopter to see the after effects of our last “big one” at Broken Top Mountain 100,000 years ago, revealing the colorful insides of our very own complex stratovolcano and high altitude glacial lake at 10,000 feet.While Broken Top Mt is our local volcanic star on this helicopter tour, two well known stratovolcanoes are Krakatoa, best known for its catastrophic eruption in 1883 and Vesuvius, famous for its destruction of the towns Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 CE.You’ll also fly in your own private helicopter over our local lakes and streams that feed into the mighty Columbia River flowing to the Pacific 300 miles away. The Cascade Range is still active to this day. Mt St Helens to our north remains hot after a devastating and well known eruption in 1980.The Helicopter TourOur Ring of Fire Helicopter Tours depart from our private heliport in Bend, Oregon the tour includes aerial views of the City of Bend, The Old Mill and the Deschutes River as well as soaring volcanic peaks. The tour is hosted aboard one of our comfortable and air-conditioned green R44 helicopters with wraparound windows. These aircraft have been designed for sightseeing and feature a nearly 180 degree field of view, clear passenger to pilot communications. Wine Tasting & Bottle of Wine Included We know you’re in Bend for a few days, so please enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine on us and a wine tasting at Va Piano Vineyard tasting room in The Old Mill. Walla Walla Washington (we love saying that) Va Piano Vineyards set up shop here in Bend at a lovely tasting room overlooking the Deschutes River. The perfect location to sample regional wines in Bend after a day of play. Our way of saying…welcome to Bend! Helicopter Tour Gift Certificates Corporate gift giving, holidays and birthdays means exciting gift certificates for Bend’s best scenic helicopter flights and tours through the stunning Cascade Range and beyond. Book your helicopter tour today and give the gift of exciting memories to those you love on this amazing year round helicopter tour. Guaranteed good weather flights. You’ll love getting up close to Mt. Bachelor and the Cascades. Breathtaking views on your own private helicopter are all yours to discover.
Shoes, Brews & Views Snowshoe Tours
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
Full Day Walk-In Upper Deschutes River
Full Day Walk-In: Upper Deschutes River
Cascade Lakes Boat Trip
Nestled in the Cascade Mountain Range just west of Bend are over 10 quality stillwater fisheries. Couple these unique fly fishing lakes with the nearby streams, creeks, and rivers, and you get a fly fishers dream. Located a short drive from downtown Bend, these lakes range from modest to grand in size. One aspect they all share is beauty. When you visit one of these fly fishing treasures, youll agree.A fly fishing trip to one of the Cascade Lakes is best suited for anglers looking for relatively low impact and highly productive outings. If you are interested in a positive first fishing experience with your son, daughter, or non-angling spouse, consider a trip to East Lake or Lava Lake. During the peak of the season on either lake, we can practically guarantee they catch some fish. Your guide will meet you at the designated location at a predetermined time. Packed with everything you'll need for a successful day of fishing, you will travel with your guide to the lake of choice. A full day trip will span 8 hours for fishing, and includes a lake-side BBQ lunch.
$400 - $525
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.
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
Days of planning. Hours of climbing. One minute of perfection. How a small team of athletes and photographers pulled off the most iconic image of Eclipse 2017.
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.
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.
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.