There are many family friendly activities in Sunriver, Oregon, but none quite like taking the Paulina Plunge. Named after the Paulite chief, the Paulina Plunge features a series of six waterfalls and two natural water slides that guests can swim and slide in during the hot summer months in Central Oregon.
The Paulina Plunge offers a family-friendly mountain biking adventure the whole family will enjoy. Broken up into four 1.5 mile bike rides—and interspersed with swimming adventures—this beginner bike ride is perfect for nearly all ages.
Accessible via fat tire mountain bikes, visitors will descend more than 2,000 feet as part of a guided mountain bike tour to the Paulina Plunge. Guests ages 7 to 70 can then spend the afternoon hiking, swimming, and exploring the many waterfalls and waterslides unique to the area for an exhilarating expedition. Tandem additions can be added to your bicycle to accommodate ages 4 through 7.
Open May through September, the plunge has been named the third most popular attraction in Sunriver by TripAdvisor and is one of our favorite summer activities. For $65 – $70 per ticket, guests receive a bike, helmet, and daypack, as well as a fully-guided six-mile tour that includes a fifteen-minute shuttle to and from the plunge. The tour features a mythical retelling of the namesake that only adds to the magic and allure of the Paulina Plunge.
Once there, families can have fun plunging into the water, jumping from waterfalls, and sliding down natural rockslides while taking pictures and spending the day exploring all that Central Oregon’s great outdoors has to offer. Eat lunch by the water and wade in the waterfalls as you partake in an adventure the whole family can enjoy.
Book your reservation now to secure a spot during the busy summer months in Sunriver, Oregon.
Come home to Village Properties at Sunriver for a memorable stay in Central Oregon. In proximity to whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and family-friendly activities such as the Oregon Observatory or the Sunriver Recreation Center, our vacation rentals provide everything you need to share your love of adventure with the entire family. Make a reservation with us this summer for a trip you and your family will never forget.