Full Moon Hike, Whychus Canyon Preserve
***The date of this hike has changed to Thursday, September 15th from 7-9pm***
One of nature's spectacular occurrences happens when day turns into night and the familiar becomes mysterious. Join Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Moorehead on a full moon exploration of the senses where we'll listen for and, if lucky, even see nocturnal animals as we hike on the Whychus Canyon Preserve. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.
Outing Details + Route
Hike Rating: This is a moderate 4-mile hike on the Whychus Canyon Preserve hiking trails.
Route: This hike will start at the Whychus Canyon Preserve kiosk and follow trails part way down into the Whychus Creek canyon. Terrain will be uneven at times.
Elevation gain/loss: This hike is moderate with 150' of elevation gain/loss.
What to Bring
Flashlight, snacks, water, sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather.
About the Property
Whychus Canyon Preserve is a 930 acre Preserve on Whychus Creek near Sisters, Oregon. It was first established by the Deschutes Land Trust in 2010 and an additional 480 acres was added in 2014. The Preserve contains four miles of Whychus Creek, high quality grasslands, old growth juniper, cottonwood and aspen stands. With such a diverse range of habitats, Whychus Canyon Preserve is home to a variety of fish and wildlife.