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Fall hike at Rimrock Ranch. Photo: John Williams.

 

Autumn 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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Star Party, Rimrock Ranch

(from Sep 20, 2014 06:30 PM to Sep 20, 2014 09:30 PM)

Join Jim Hammond for a star filled evening at Rimrock Ranch.

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Geology Hike, Whychus Canyon Preserve

(from Sep 21, 2014 09:00 AM to Sep 21, 2014 02:00 PM)

Join Derek Loeb for a hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve to learn about the geologic history of this stunning rimrock canyon.

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Thomas Preserve Paddle

(from Sep 26, 2014 09:00 AM to Sep 26, 2014 02:00 PM)

Join Ashley Lowrey for a guided paddle trip to the Land Trust's Thomas Preserve on the Deschutes River.

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History Walk, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

(from Sep 27, 2014 10:00 AM to Sep 27, 2014 12:00 PM)

Join Derek Loeb 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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The Landscape and Why We Photograph It, Indian Ford Meadow Preserve

(from Oct 04, 2014 06:30 AM to Oct 04, 2014 12:00 PM)

Explore the why of landscape photography with Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Jay Mather.

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Geology Hike, Rimrock Ranch

(from Oct 05, 2014 10:00 AM to Oct 05, 2014 02:00 PM)

Join Derek Loeb for a geology hike around Rimrock Ranch. Explore basalt flows, tuff created by volcanic ash, and glacial deposits while exploring the canyons and meadows along Whychus Creek.

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Spring Creek Planting Party

(from Oct 10, 2014 09:00 AM to Oct 10, 2014 03:00 PM)

Roll up your sleeves and help the Land Trust plant native trees and shrubs at Spring Creek, a private Land Trust protected property near the Metolius River.

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Fall Colors Hike, Whychus Canyon Preserve

(from Oct 10, 2014 10:00 AM to Oct 10, 2014 02:00 PM)

From vibrant aspen groves to golden native grasses, experience the colors of autumn on the fall hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve with Jane Meissner.

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Spring Creek Planting Party

(from Oct 11, 2014 09:00 AM to Oct 11, 2014 03:00 PM)

Roll up your sleeves and help the Land Trust plant native trees and shrubs at Spring Creek, a private Land Trust protected property near the Metolius River.

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Fall Colors Walk, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

(from Oct 11, 2014 10:00 AM to Oct 11, 2014 12:30 PM)

Join Martha Lussenhop for a fall hike at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve to explore this historic meadow while taking in the beautiful fall colors of aspen and cottonwood.

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CANCELED: Intermediate Mountain Bike, Skyline Forest

(from Oct 15, 2014 05:00 PM to Oct 15, 2014 08:00 PM)

**This hike has been CANCELED due to the Two Bulls Fire in Skyline Forest.**

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CANCELED: Water + Wood, Skyline Forest

(from Oct 17, 2014 09:00 AM to Oct 17, 2014 12:00 PM)

**This hike has been CANCELED due to the Two Bulls Fire in Skyline Forest.**

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Fall Colors Hike, Metolius Preserve

(from Oct 18, 2014 10:00 AM to Oct 18, 2014 02:00 PM)

Join Jane Meissner on a fall hike through the golden larch and scarlet vine maple forests of the Metolius Preserve.

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Deschutes Land Trust's Annual Open House

(from Oct 22, 2014 05:30 PM to Oct 22, 2014 07:30 PM)

Join us for our annual open house to celebrate successes and look at what's next for the Land Trust.

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Summit Loop Hike, Smith Rock State Park

(from Oct 23, 2014 09:00 AM to Oct 23, 2014 04:00 PM)

Join Eva Eagle for an 8-mile hike along the Summit Loop Trail at Smith Rock State Park.

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Indian Ford Meadow Preserve Wander

(from Oct 23, 2014 10:00 AM to Oct 23, 2014 11:30 AM)

Explore your Land Trust Preserves in a whole new way: the Wander! Join Kelly Madden for a short stroll around Indian Ford Mead Preserve to enjoy stunnning mountain views and vibrant fall colors.

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Geology Hike, Alder Springs

(from Oct 24, 2014 09:00 AM to Oct 24, 2014 02:00 PM)

Join Derek Loeb for a geology hike to Alder Springs where you can see examples of volcanic and sedimentary rocks that tell the story of the early Cascades.

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Fall Colors Hike, Rimrock Ranch

(from Oct 25, 2014 03:30 PM to Oct 25, 2014 06:30 PM)

Join Mary Crow for an evening hike to take in the fall colors of spectacular Rimrock Ranch.

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Spirits of Camp Polk Meadow

(from Oct 31, 2014 03:00 PM to Oct 31, 2014 05:00 PM)

Join Kelly Madden for a twilight visit with the spirits of Camp Polk Meadow Preserve.

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Geology Hike, Smith Rock State Park

(from Nov 02, 2014 09:00 AM to Nov 02, 2014 04:00 PM)

Join Derek Loeb for an 8-mile geology hike along the Summit Loop Trail at Smith Rock State Park.

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