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Get outside this spring and enjoy your Land Trust protected lands! Photo: Tyler Roemer.

 

Spring is here! Get outside and explore your Land Trust protected lands for some of the best hiking in Central Oregon.

To find a hike: scan the list below, use the search box, view the schedule on a calendar, or download our hike brochure. Then, click on each individual event to learn more and to register. You may also want to:

- Read our registration overview.
- Get to know our Walk + Hike Leaders.
- Learn more about our Walk + Hike ratings.

 Please note, hike registration opens 1 month prior to each outing.


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Bird Walk, Metolius Preserve

(from Apr 25, 2015 08:00 AM to Apr 25, 2015 11:00 AM)

Join Bill Mitchell for a spring bird walk around the forested Metolius Preserve.

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Spring Clean up: Indian Ford Meadow Preserve

(from Apr 27, 2015 10:00 AM to Apr 27, 2015 12:00 PM)

Roll up your sleeves and help the Deschutes Land Trust with a spring clean up at Indian Ford Meadow Preserve.

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Wildflower Hike, Alder Springs

(from May 01, 2015 09:00 AM to May 01, 2015 02:00 PM)

Enjoy white sand lilies, yellow bells, spring gold, and other wildflowers on this hike to burbling Alder Springs with Jane Meissner.

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Summit Loop Geology Hike, Smith Rock State Park

(from May 03, 2015 09:00 AM to May 03, 2015 04:00 PM)

Join Derek Loeb for a 7-mile geology hike along the Summit Loop Trail at Smith Rock State Park.

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Wildflower Photography, Whychus Canyon Preserve

(from May 05, 2015 09:00 AM to May 05, 2015 12:00 PM)

Join photographer Mike Putnam for a workshop on the joys and challenges of photographing wildflowers.

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Santiam Wagon Road Walk, Whychus Canyon Preserve

(from May 06, 2015 10:00 AM to May 06, 2015 12:00 PM)

Join Kelly Madden for a walk back in time to explore the Santiam Wagon Road at Whychus Canyon Preserve.

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Alder Springs Hike

(from May 09, 2015 09:00 AM to May 09, 2015 04:00 PM)

Join Jane Meissner for a spring hike to Alder Springs and then beyond to the confluence of Whychus creek and the Deschutes River.

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Mama + Baby Birds, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

(from May 09, 2015 09:00 AM to May 09, 2015 11:00 AM)

With Mother’s Day on the horizon, join Mary Yanalcanlin to explore the world of mamas and babies including the roles of mamas (and daddies!) and how they care and feed babies. Perfect for kids ages 4-10 with a grown-up in tow.

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Geology Wander, Whychus Canyon Preserve

(from May 09, 2015 09:00 AM to May 09, 2015 11:00 AM)

Explore your Land Trust Preserves in a whole new way: the Wander! Join Derek Loeb for a short stroll to learn about Whychus Canyon Preserve including the geologic history of this stunning rimrock canyon.

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Wildflower Hike, Alder Springs

(from May 10, 2015 10:00 AM to May 10, 2015 02:00 PM)

Enjoy white sand lilies, yellow bells, spring gold, and other wildflowers on this hike to burbling Alder Springs with David Miller.

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Spring Clean up: Whychus Canyon Preserve

(from May 13, 2015 10:00 AM to May 13, 2015 01:00 PM)

Roll up your sleeves and help the Deschutes Land Trust with a spring clean up at Whychus Canyon Preserve.

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History Walk, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

(from May 14, 2015 10:00 AM to May 14, 2015 12:00 PM)

Join Kelly Madden for a history walk at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Explore the meadow's fascinating history as a crossroads for Native American tribes, explorers, and modern day conservation.

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Bird Walk, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

(from May 15, 2015 08:00 AM to May 15, 2015 11:00 AM)

Watch for songbirds, warblers along Whychus Creek, and woodpeckers working the pine groves on a bird walk with Jan Rising at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve.

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Mammals of the Metolius Preserve

(from May 15, 2015 10:00 AM to May 15, 2015 12:00 PM)

Join Gary Gustafson to search the forest for signs of elk, bears, cougars and more as you learn about the mammals of the Metolius Preserve.

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Bird Walk, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

(from May 16, 2015 08:00 AM to May 16, 2015 11:00 AM)

Watch for songbirds, warblers along Whychus Creek, and woodpeckers working the pine groves on a bird walk with Bill Mitchell at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve.

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Water + Wood Walk, Skyline Forest

(from May 16, 2015 09:00 AM to May 16, 2015 12:00 PM)

Join Leslie Olson for a hike in Skyline Forest to explore Bend's early logging and settlement history.

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Beginning Bird Walk, Indian Ford Meadow Preserve

(from May 18, 2015 08:00 AM to May 18, 2015 10:00 AM)

Explore the pine forests, sage-flats, and creek-side willows of Indian Ford Meadow Preserve to learn the basics of birding with Jan Rising.

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Brews with Views, Whychus Canyon Preserve

(from May 20, 2015 05:00 PM to May 20, 2015 08:00 PM)

Join Carol Moorehead and the Deschutes Brewery to combine the best of Central Oregon: beautiful places and tasty beer.

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Bird Walk, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

(from May 21, 2015 08:00 AM to May 21, 2015 11:00 AM)

Watch for songbirds, warblers along Whychus Creek, and woodpeckers working the pine groves on a bird walk with Jan Rising at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve.

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Wildflower Hike, Whychus Canyon Preserve

(from May 21, 2015 09:00 AM to May 21, 2015 03:00 PM)

Join Jane Meissner for a spring hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Explore ancient juniper groves and learn about native plants as you watch for wildflowers like balsamroot and camas.

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