History Wander, Indian Ford Meadow Preserve
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Kelly Madden for a short stroll to learn about one of our flagship Preserves, Indian Ford Meadow. This wander will focus on the history of the meadow from 10,000 years ago to present day. Explore early wildflowers, Indian Ford Creek, and some of the best mountain views in Central Oregon. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.
This outing is full. To add your name to the wait list, click the yellow “Register Now” button above.
Outing Details + Route
Hike Rating: This is an easy 1 mile walk along the Preserve trail.
Route: This hike will start at the Indian Ford Meadow Preserve kiosk and follow a gravel trail to a scenic overlook.
Elevation gain/loss: There is very little elevation gain/loss on this hike.
What to Bring
Snacks, water, sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather.
About the Property
Indian Ford Meadow was donated to the Land Trust in 1996 by a local landowner to protect its dramatic scenic views and important wildlife habitat. Bisected by Indian Ford Creek, this picturesque 63 acre meadow near Sisters contains a unique diversity of ecosystems ranging from wetlands to pine forest. The Preserve also serves as a migratory corridor for mule deer and a breeding ground for migratory songbirds.