Rafting, Kayaking, & Paddleboarding
The area also has superb opportunities for cycling year-round. The sport has been growing in the area with the addition of the Sherar’s Falls Scenic Bikeway. The 33-mile ride takes cyclists on a journey along the Wild & Scenic Deschutes to Sherar’s Falls, past the awe-inspiring White River Falls State Park, through lush farmland, and on top of the flats that show off expansive views of the region, including Mt. Hood. The route is marked as moderate and provides cyclists with a unique ride through Oregon’s pristine River Canyon Country. For the ultra-cyclists, Maupin is only 45 miles to Mt. Hood National Forest. Dirty Free Hub also has mapped several dirt and gravel routes in the Maupin area.
Thousands of acres of forests and high desert land surround the Maupin area. Home to a variety of wildlife, the region has been a popular hunting destination in Oregon for decades. Upland bird hunting and big game hunting are also popular recreation activities in the area. Check with Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife hunting regulations before making your trip.