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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.

**Find details on the May 30th Whychus Canyon Preserve Dedication.

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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Wildflower Walk, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

(from May 27, 2015 09:00 AM to May 27, 2015 01:00 PM)

Join Jane Meissner for an early summer wildflower walk to explore the plants and flowers that make up the meadows and springs of Camp Polk Meadow Preserve.

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Spring Clean up: Metolius Preserve

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

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

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Full Moon Hike, Metolius Preserve

(from May 27, 2015 08:00 PM to May 27, 2015 10:00 PM)

Join Gary Gustafson for an evening hike at the Metolius Preserve under the light of a full moon.

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Wildflower Hike, Coffer Ranch

(from May 29, 2015 08:30 AM to May 29, 2015 01:30 PM)

Join Carol Moorehead for a wildflower hike around a conserved private ranch outside of Prineville.

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Whychus Canyon Preserve Dedication Cleanup Party

(from May 29, 2015 10:00 AM to May 29, 2015 01:00 PM)

Roll up your sleeves and help the Deschutes Land Trust with a a pre-dedication clean up at the new addition to Whychus Canyon Preserve.

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Whychus Canyon Preserve Addition Dedication

(from May 30, 2015 09:30 AM to May 30, 2015 12:00 PM)

Join us to celebrate the doubling of Whychus Canyon Preserve. We'll begin with a short dedication and then you can take a guided hike of the new addition or enjoy a family-friendly activity with your little one. Registration is required.

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Nature Journaling, Whychus Canyon Preserve

(from May 31, 2015 09:00 AM to May 31, 2015 12:00 PM)

Explore Whychus Canyon Preserve with writer Katie Eberhart and naturalist David Miller. Learn about the wildflowers of the Preserve, and explore strategies for writing about nature.

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Lake Creek Trail Hike, Metolius Preserve

(from Jun 01, 2015 09:30 AM to Jun 01, 2015 02:30 PM)

Join Mary Crow for a hike along the Lake Creek Trail to nearby Suttle Lake.

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Brews with Views, Rimrock Ranch

(from Jun 03, 2015 05:00 PM to Jun 03, 2015 08:00 PM)

Join Rod Bonacker and Goodlife Brewery to enjoy the best of Central Oregon: beautiful places and tasty microbrews. Learn more about the work that's being done to bring back native salmon and steelhead to Central Oregon.

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Geology Hike, Rimrock Ranch

(from Jun 04, 2015 09:00 AM to Jun 04, 2015 01:00 PM)

Join Daniele McKay 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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Three Creek Butte Wildflower Hike, Skyline Forest

(from Jun 05, 2015 09:00 AM to Jun 05, 2015 03:00 PM)

Join Jane Meissner for a hike up Three Creek Butte in Skyline Forest to learn more about fire ecology and forest health while watching for a variety of native wildflowers.

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History Walk, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

(from Jun 05, 2015 10:00 AM to Jun 05, 2015 12:00 PM)

Join Gary Gustafson 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, Spring Creek

(from Jun 06, 2015 08:00 AM to Jun 06, 2015 11:00 AM)

Join Bill Mitchell for a bird walk along Spring Creek near the Metolius River.

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Nature Journaling, Indian Ford Meadow Preserve

(from Jun 06, 2015 09:00 AM to Jun 06, 2015 12:00 PM)

Join Katie Eberhart and Carol Wall to explore Indian Ford Meadow Preserve with the eyes of a birder and writer! Learn about resident and migrating birds, and explore strategies for writing about nature.

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Mammals of the Metolius Preserve

(from Jun 06, 2015 10:00 AM to Jun 06, 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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Wildflower Walk, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

(from Jun 07, 2015 10:00 AM to Jun 07, 2015 12:00 PM)

Join David Miller for an early summer wildflower walk to explore the plants and flowers that make up the meadows and springs of Camp Polk Meadow Preserve.

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Metolius Preserve Wander

(from Jun 11, 2015 10:00 AM to Jun 11, 2015 12:00 PM)

JoinCarol Wall for a short stroll around the Metolius Preserve to learn about ponderosa pine forests, lake creek and the critters that depend on them.

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Fire Ecology Walk, Skyline Forest

(from Jun 11, 2015 04:00 PM to Jun 11, 2015 07:00 PM)

Join Steve Fitzgerald for a fire ecology hike in Skyline Forest. We’ll hike along Bull Creek and see first-hand the impact the Two Bulls Fire left on Skyline Forest.

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Bird Walk, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

(from Jun 12, 2015 08:00 AM to Jun 12, 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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Fire Ecology Walk, Skyline Forest

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

Join Steve Fitzgerald for a fire ecology hike in Skyline Forest. We’ll hike along Bull Creek and see first-hand the impact the Two Bulls Fire left on Skyline Forest.

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