Bridge Creek

Sat, August 4, 2018
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

This last of our 2018 Hike Series provides another perspective on how our water is used and where it comes from…this time our drinking water. The out-and-back route takes us to a beautiful meadow where we’ll eat lunch and get a better sense of Bend’s water supply.

The hike starts at Tumalo Falls, but within 200 yards we have the trails to ourselves. The out and back route goes to a big beautiful meadow where we’ll eat lunch and get a better sense of where our drinking water comes from.
7.5 miles, 1300 vertical, topping out at 6400 ft. No steep pitches, no switchbacks.

For more hike details, email Eddie Kula at:

General Participant Information

  • Be capable of walking/hiking several hours in some cases with elevation gains of 1500 feet on uneven ground in all weather conditions
  • Provide your own hiking/walking pack, food, water and gear (Consider the 10 essentials.)
  • Sorry, humans only; no critter friends
  • Sign a waiver for participation
  • Limited spots available. Pre-registration required

Eddie Kula:

Eddie loves hiking in the Oregon Cascades and sharing his knowledge about our area. He is a former hike leader for the Seattle Mountaineers and includes Mt. Rainer, Mt. Adams, and Mt. St. Helens as his favorite climbs. Eddie is the Treasurer for the Coalition for the Deschutes. He has been coming to Bend since the 80’s and now lives here permanently.

Ed Weiser:

Ed moved to Bend in 2013 after retiring from a 35-year business career. In the 1970s, he was a sailing instructor and wilderness guide in Maine. Ed continued his outdoor trips over the years with his wife and 3 daughters, and then with friends and family in Utah, Wyoming, and Oregon. Ed now participates and teaches in Search And Rescue, provides volunteer mentoring for small businesses, and does interpretive talks for Deschutes National Forest.

History of Bridge Creek Trail map by City of Bend, 2011