This great trail runs through the heart of east Bend. Traveling north and south between Larkspur Park and at Neff Road near Pilot Butte Middle School. The trail is mostly off-street, but users will need to follow sidewalk west along Bear Creek Road and then north at 15th Street to reconnect to the trail going through a tunnel below Highway 20.
The trail connects to the Central Oregon Historic Canal Trail, Larkspur Park, Pilot Butte Neighborhood Park, and Pilot Butte State Park. The Coyner Trail is also close by allowing users to connect to Ponderosa Park, Juniper Park and Juniper Swim & Fitness Center. Users can add an additional mile by climbing the trail to the summit of Pilot Butte.
The trail meanders alongside an open canal past Pinewood Natural Area where users can see local wildlife, juniper trees, rabbit brush and alpine current. After Pilot Butte Park, the trail travels through natural area and at the base on Pilot Butte till it ends at Neff Road.