New Bike Path to Connect Sunriver with Lava Lands
We are so excited to see that construction is finally underway for a new path that will connect Sunriver to the Lava Lands Visitor Center. This $2.5 million project will create one of the longest paved pedestrian paths in Central Oregon so pedestrians and bicyclists can safely travel between Sunriver, Benham East Day Use Area, and Lava Butte. Upon completion, the path will create an earth friendly connection between these three must-see tourist destinations.
Led by the U.S. Forest Service, in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Transportation, this new path will provide amazing recreational opportunities for Sunriver Resort guests upon completion. Currently, there is not a safe, accessible way for pedestrians and bicyclists to travel between Sunriver, Benham East Day Use Area, and Lava Butte. The path will create an accessible recreation opportunity that will allow people of all abilities to explore this National Monument. Besides, we are always looking for new ways to enjoy the places we already love!
Sunriver Resort visitors will have the option to avoid driving in order to access these destinations, and guests will have the opportunity to experience the National Volcanic Monument from a completely new perspective. To make it even easier to set out on a day of wild exploration, guests can rent a bike through the Bike Barn and grab a hearty picnic lunch made by Sunriver Resort before setting out on their adventure. How fantastic does that sound!
Upon completion, the path will create an earth friendly connection for bicyclists and pedestrians between these three must-see tourist destinations. The project is expected to be completed this fall, and we are so excited to experience these iconic Central Oregon attractions from a different vantage point. See you on the trail!