Boasting 300 days of sunshine and endless outdoor recreational opportunities year-round, a getaway to Redmond and Eagle Crest offers breathtaking vistas, miles of trails to explore, rocks to climb, waterfalls and rapids, ice rinks and slopes, a burgeoning downtown, and so much more!
Here is a list of some of our favorite things to do in Redmond and Eagle Crest:
Rock Climbing at Smith Rock State Park
This international destination draws climbers from all over the world with its breathtaking scenery and over 1,500 cutting-edge routes for all skill levels.
Prefer a Guide? Guide services and climbing instruction are available through the passionate and experienced pros at Smith Rock Climbing School and Chockstone Climbing Guides. Need some gear? Head to Mountain Supply for boots, crampons, helmets, and more!
Insider Tip: Spring and fall are the most popular climbing months. Parking costs $5 a day, or yearly permits for $30. Leashed dogs are allowed.
Rafting and River Sports
During the summer, visitors and locals take to the water! Enjoy white water rafting through the Deschutes, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, and fishing at Eagle Crest Resort, Tumalo or Terreboone. Guided tours and classes can be booked through several local tour operators.
Skate under the stars at the outdoor Redmond Ice Rink from December through February (weather depending). Check the rink hours of operation here. Hit the slopes at Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort where you can enjoy long runs in the largest ski area in the entire PNW, or head to HooDoo Ski Resort where you can explore over 30 runs, get tubular on their Autobahn Tubing Park, and even night ski! Snowshoeing and snowmobiling are also popular winter activities. Want to make some memories with friends or family? Try a guided tour with Wanderlust Tours where you can snowshoe under the moonlight, or sample local craft beers, or mush your way through snow-dusted landscapes on a dog sled ride with Mt. Bachelor.
Pristine courses, ideal weather conditions, and breathtaking views make golf a year-round game in Redmond. Eagle Crest Resort offers three 18-hole courses plus a putting course. Juniper Golf Course is a public, award-winning par 72 course, designed by renowned architect John Harbottle.
A great way to explore the Redmond area is by bicycle. Cruise around Dry Canyon city park, hit the mountain trails, or peddle around town. You can rent bikes at Trinity Bikes as well as at Eagle Crest Resort.
Dining in Downtown
Downtown Redmond is an up-and-coming spot in Central Oregon showcasing several highly rated Mexican restaurants in town, as well as quaint coffee shops, local breweries, pizza places, sushi and food trucks.
Insider Tip: During the summer, make sure to shop locally at the Saturday Market from 11 am to 3 pm at General Duffy’s Waterhole.
Hit the Trails
Some of the best hiking in Central Oregon can be found just a short drive from Redmond. Some popular trails include:
- The flat, scenic riverside trail, and the more challenging Misery Ridge loop at Smith Rock State Park
- The riverside hike along the Deschutes River from the Eagle Crest Resort Event Center toward the viewpoint at Cline Falls
- Steelhead Falls trail in Terrebonne
- The stunning Tumalo Falls hike
Redmond has several antique shops brimming with bits and pieces of the past showcasing the history of the region. Wares are constantly being restocked with new found treasures. Stop by Beyond the Ranch Antiques, Farmer’s Co-op Antique Mall, Redmond Antique Mall and The Back Porch and Company to pick up a little piece of history to take home with you.
Book Your Next Central Oregon Getaway with Us!
Come discover all the beauty and fun that awaits you in Redmond and Eagle Crest. Meredith Lodging has an impressive collection of Central Oregon vacation rentals to suit all sizes and budgets from cozy cabins to townhouses to luxury homes. We hope to see you in the high desert soon!