The High Desert Food Trail, a collaboration between Travel Oregon’s Food Trails program and the High Desert Food & Farm Alliance, will celebrate its second full summer.

The High Desert Food Trail brings together various food-oriented businesses throughout Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson counties, joining eight other Travel Oregon designated Oregon Food Trails throughout the state in what is Central Oregon’s first and only official food trail and just the second food trail east of the Cascade Mountains. 

The High Desert Food Trail features three unique self-guided itineraries that showcase multiple ways to explore the area. Sample handcrafted goodness along the Stunning Landscapes itinerary from Redmond to Sisters, which includes stops at Sisters Coffee Co, – Oregon’s first coffee roaster, and Faith, Hope, and Charity – Terrebonne’s local winery. Get inspired by the Artisan Offerings itinerary from Tumalo to La Pine, and sip on prohibition-era gin, made with high-desert juniper berries at Crater Lake Spirits, and fill a picnic basket at the u-pick Well Rooted Farms. Or, follow the Resilient Agriculture itinerary from Warm Spring to Prineville with a visit to Wine Down Ranch – a working cattle farm, and make organic lavender oil and scented wands at SunLife Farm and Ranch.

New this year, the High Desert Food Trail has partnered with Bend Electric Bikes to develop three different HDFT-specific bike routes in Bend, Redmond, and Sisters. These self-guided tours, which are equally enjoyable for electric or non-motorized bikes, are suitable for a wide range of skill levels. In addition to the High Desert Food Trail bike routes, find other routes that Bend Electric Bikes has created here.

To learn more, visit the High Desert Food Trail website. To explore all that the region has to offer, including the region’s culinary scene, or to begin planning a trip to Central Oregon, visit