Oregon Badlands Wilderness Trails, Bend

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The Oregon Badlands Wilderness is a 29301acre wilderness area located east of Bend in Deschutes and Crook counties in the U.S. state of Oregon. The wilderness is managed by the Bureau of Land Management as part of the National Landscape Conservation System and was created by the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama on 30 March 2009.
The area is known for igneous castle-like rock formations, harsh terrain, ancient Juniper trees, sagebrush, and extensive arid land. Desert wildflowers, dry river canyons, and Native American pictographs can be found. The blind iditarod racer Rachel Scdoris trained in the area, and the wilderness is home to the western terminus of the Oregon Desert Trail.
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  • The Badlands is definitely a different experience than you might imagine when you think of Bend. It is located in the high desert. It is really quite magical and you can hike out on many different tra...  more »
  • Wonderful place to wander and be with nature. Quiet and isolated, very serene and meditative. Walk to flatiron rock at least to sample the many types of shrubs and scenery.  more »

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