Campground Review: River Bend and Soda Creek Falls Hike

By:  Jim & Melinda Tanner

17th Aug, 18

Bighorn owners RV with the Tanners review a recent stay at the River Bend Campground in Oregon and a hike of the Soda Creek Falls trail.

We enjoyed our trip River Bend this past October, but due to the wet weather we were unable to get out and explore. Recently, we went back to River Bend Campground in Oregon and had the chance to get out!

The weather was perfect for walks around the camp, along the trails and exploring locations nearby.

Getting out for a hike was the highlight of our trip. The best part? The trail head to Soda Creek Falls was only 10 miles East from River Bend Campground. Easy to get to! The trail to the waterfall is 1.5 miles ... round trip. It's a quick hike.

With that said, it is a steep hike. But, one that is worth it. You want to be sure to hike this trail on a dry day as it can be muddy and slippery after a bit of rain. Once you are on the trail, you quickly leave the world behind you and are surrounded by nature. We were in no we said, the weather was great and we were the only ones on the trail.

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Jim & Melinda Tanner

Jim & Melinda Tanner

About Melinda and Jim......

We met at Oregon State University. Jim currently works in the high technology industry while Melinda works in Education. 

We have 2 boys and enjoy camping as a family and being in the outdoors.

Jim grew up in Oregon and Melinda, having moved from Virginia, has come to love the Pacific Northwest's vast outdoor/camping opportunities.