Let’s start at the beginning. Right outside your door, with direct access from Tetherow, is the Deschutes National Forest and hundreds of miles of trails. A quick drive from home leads you to Tumalo Falls, where the five-mile trail to Happy Valley begins, and who doesn’t want to go to Happy Valley? A trek to Lava Island Falls is just as close. So are the historic trails of Shevlin Park. If you prefer City views at the end of your hike, how about hiking Pilot Butte? The Pacific Crest Trail and Smith Rock State Park tug at your boots, too.