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Hikers enjoy an early spring day at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Photo: Gary Miller.

 

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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April Nature Night: Attracting Native Pollinators

(Tower Theatre, from Apr 16, 2014 07:00 PM to Apr 16, 2014 08:30 PM)

Enjoy a fascinating evening on native bees and stories about their conservation with scientist and insect wrangler Mace Vaughan.

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Wildflower Hike, Alder Springs

(from Apr 18, 2014 09:00 AM to Apr 18, 2014 04:00 PM)

Join Carol Moorehead for a hike to Alder Springs and beyond to the Deschutes River. Catch the first spring wildflowers as you hike down to Alder Springs, across Whychus Creek to the Deschutes.

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Bird Walk, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

(from Apr 21, 2014 08:00 AM to Apr 21, 2014 11:00 AM)

Enjoy spring bird migrations to the fullest on a bird walk with Jan Rising at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Watch for songbirds and hummingbirds in the willows, warblers along the restored Whychus Creek, and woodpeckers working the pine groves.

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Geology Hike, Alder Springs

(from Apr 24, 2014 09:00 AM to Apr 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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Wildflower Hike, Whychus Canyon Preserve

(from Apr 25, 2014 10:00 AM to Apr 25, 2014 02:00 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 early wildflowers like spring gold and sandlilies.

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Boyer Hike

(from Apr 25, 2014 11:00 AM to Apr 25, 2014 01:00 PM)

Join Ashley Lowrey for a hike around a conserved private property in Cloverdale. Hike through old-growth juniper forest and up Fryrear Butte while taking time to explore natural wetland seeps.

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Bird Walk, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

(from Apr 26, 2014 08:00 AM to Apr 26, 2014 11:00 AM)

Enjoy spring bird migrations to the fullest on a bird walk with Bill Mitchell at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Watch for songbirds and hummingbirds in the willows, warblers along the restored Whychus Creek, and woodpeckers working the pine groves.

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Water + Wood, Skyline Forest

(from Apr 26, 2014 09:00 AM to Apr 26, 2014 12:00 PM)

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

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Whychus Canyon Preserve Wander

(from May 01, 2014 10:00 AM to May 01, 2014 12:00 PM)

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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Geology Hike, Alder Springs

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

Join Daniele McKay for a geology hike to Alder Springs and the confluence of Whychus Creek and the Deschutes River.

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History Walk, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

(from May 03, 2014 10:00 AM to May 03, 2014 12:00 PM)

Join Leslie Olson 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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Metolius Hybrid Ride

(from May 04, 2014 10:00 AM to May 04, 2014 02:00 PM)

Join Katie Sheldon for a 15 mile hybrid road ride from the Metolius Preserve.

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Intermediate Mountain Bike Ride, Skyline Forest

(from May 07, 2014 05:30 PM to May 07, 2014 08:30 PM)

Join Kirin Stryker for an 8-12 mile mountain bike ride in Skyline Forest.

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Bird Walk, Rimrock Ranch

(from May 09, 2014 08:30 AM to May 09, 2014 11:30 AM)

Join Carol Wall to bird the canyons and creeks of this private ranch on Whychus Creek.

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Mama + Baby Birds, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

(from May 10, 2014 09:00 AM to May 10, 2014 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 5-10 with a grown-up in tow.

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Wildflower Hike, Alder Springs

(from May 10, 2014 10:00 AM to May 10, 2014 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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Wagon Road Walk, Whychus Canyon Preserve

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

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

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Beginning Bird Walk, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

(from May 16, 2014 08:00 AM to May 16, 2014 11:00 AM)

Learn the basics of bird watching with Carol Wall at one of Central Oregon's birding hot spots.

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Bird Walk, Metolius Preserve

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

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

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Alder Springs Hike

(from May 17, 2014 09:00 AM to May 17, 2014 04:00 PM)

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

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