Dillon Falls, Oregon in the Fall: LAPC

We recently took a short drive west from Bend to visit Dillon Falls. Splashes of color border the river near the falls.

Dillon Falls, Oregon

Temperatures were cool and we didn’t see anyone else on this early morning trek.

Dillon Falls, Oregon

The short trail to the falls is lined with manzanita shrubs – one of my favorites! They have so much character.

Manzanita shrub October 2020

Tangled Ponderosa pine branches also caught my attention.

Ponderosa pine branches

The Deschutes River winds its way through colorful foliage and cascades through lava rocks. Newberry National Volcanic Monument is located just east of the falls. The Lava Lands Visitor Center (opened seasonally) gives visitors all kinds of info about this region.

Deschutes River rapids

We visited Dillon Falls as a treat for my birthday. Here’s a short video taken from the top of the falls and panning to the south. It’s a peaceful spot to see some of our local wonders.

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19 thoughts on “Dillon Falls, Oregon in the Fall: LAPC

  1. Happy Belated Birthday, Siobhan. Love your birthday excursion and being able to hear the falls is delightful. Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a perfect birthday celebration Siobhan! Your images are beautiful as is the natural beauty of the location. We visited much of the Deschutes on our two visits to Bend but I don’t think the falls was on the agenda. Something to look forward to for next time!

  3. Happy birthday. What a wonderful place to visit! The branches look as if they’re balancing on just few points, which made me smile and the waterfall and rushing water video is lovely. My sort of spot.

    janet

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