Dogs In Bend

Would it surprise you to hear that there are more off-leash dog areas in Bend than there are in Portland?! What better way to get out and explore the beauty of Bend than with your best 4-legged friends. Good Dog! at the Rimrock trailhead provides miles of off-leash trails and river access for those well behaved furry boys and girls. It can get a little busy during certain times of the year, but it’s still one of our favorites.

The proximity to town, variety of trails, and miles of river access make it a perfect place to get you and your pup some exercise while still leaving plenty of time to find some dog friendly outdoor seating at your favorite pub for lunch. Some breweries like GoodLife, Crux, and Bend Brewing Company offer dog friendly grass fields that provide room for your pup to play, but please keep them on-leash. There are generally too many people and other dogs around to let them safely roam free. Visit to find about which other trails near Bend are designated “off-leash” for at least part of the year.

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