Wildflower Hike, Whychus Canyon Preserve

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and David Miller for an early spring wildflower hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Soak up spring as you explore ancient juniper groves dotted with tiny spring wildflowers that arrive first in our sagebrush meadows. Explore boulder outcroppings and take in panoramic views of mountain peaks, scenic creeks, and dramatic canyons. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

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  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is challenging, longer hike, ~4 miles along established trails leading down towards Whychus Canyon.

    Route: This hike will start at the Whychus Canyon Preserve kiosk and continue down towards the canyon.

    Elevation gain/loss: 200ft.

  • What to Bring

    Snacks/Lunch, water, sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather.

  • About the Preserve

    Whychus Canyon Preserve is a 930 acre Preserve on Whychus Creek near Sisters, Oregon. It was first established 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.