Fall Colors Hike, Rimrock Ranch

Join the Land Trust and Mary Crow for a sunset hike to explore Rimrock Ranch, a spectacular private ranch near Sisters. See unique rock formations, walk along the banks of the willow and cottonwood lined creek, and learn about the ranch's ecology and conservation while you revel in the fall colors at twilight. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

To register, please use the yellow "Register Now" button above.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a challenging 3-mile hike on dirt roads and through grassy meadows.

    Route: This hike will start at the canyon rim and the follow dirt roads into the Whychus Creek canyon. We will also venture off-trail into the meadow. Terrain will be uneven at times.

    Elevation gain/loss: This hike is challenging with ~200' of elevation gain/loss.

  • What to Bring

    Flashlight, snacks, water, sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather.

  • About the Property

    Rimrock Ranch is a privately-owned 1,120 acre ranch near Sisters. The Deschutes Land Trust worked with its owners to protect its outstanding fish and wildlife habitat, pine forests and productive ranchland. Rimrock Ranch contains roughly 1.5 miles of Whychus Creek, juniper forests, native grasslands and is home to a host of wildlife species.