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:
Please note, hike registration opens 1 month prior to each outing.
Enjoy a fascinating evening on native bees and stories about their conservation with scientist and insect wrangler Mace Vaughan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join Leslie Olson for a hike in Skyline Forest to explore Bend's early logging and irrigation history.
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.
Join Daniele McKay for a geology hike to Alder Springs and the confluence of Whychus Creek and the Deschutes River.
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.
Join Katie Sheldon for a 15 mile hybrid road ride from the Metolius Preserve.
Join Kirin Stryker for an 8-12 mile mountain bike ride in Skyline Forest.
Join Carol Wall to bird the canyons and creeks of this private ranch on Whychus Creek.
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.
Enjoy white sand lilies, yellow bells, spring gold, and other wildflowers on this hike to burbling Alder Springs with David Miller.
Join Carol Wall for a walk back in time to explore the Santiam Wagon Road at Whychus Canyon Preserve.
Learn the basics of bird watching with Carol Wall at one of Central Oregon's birding hot spots.
Join Bill Mitchell for a spring bird walk around the forested Metolius Preserve.
Join Jane Meissner for a spring wildflower hike to Alder Springs and then beyond to the confluence of Whychus creek and the Deschutes River.