Intro to Land Trust Preserves, Various Preserves


Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Mary Crow for a new look at your Land Trust Preserves! We will take a shuttle bus and visit several Land Trust Preserves and protected lands in and around Sisters. Start in Sisters with a quick stop at the Trout Creek Conservation Area and then head to the Metolius Preserve for an introduction to its pine forests and several forks of Lake Creek. Then, visit Indian Ford Meadow and Camp Polk Meadow Preserves and see how these meadows have, and continue to make, their mark on history. Finally, end with a short hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve with stunning scenic views of the Cascades and Whychus Creek. A great introduction to the Land Trust, our Preserves, and the work we do to conserve land in Central Oregon. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

 
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  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a moderate 3-4 mile hike at several different Land Trust protected lands.

    Route: This tour will start on a shuttle bus and visit several Land Trust protected lands including: Trout Creek Conservation Area, Metolius Preserve, Indian Ford Meadow Preserve, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve, and Whychus Canyon Preserve.

    Elevation gain/loss: There is minimal elevation gain/loss on this hike.

  • What to Bring

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

  • About the Property

    This tour will visit several Land Trust Preserves and protected lands in and around Sisters. Start in Sisters with a quick stop at the Trout Creek Conservation Area and then head to the Metolius Preserve for an introduction to its pine forests and several forks of Lake Creek. Then, visit Indian Ford Meadow and Camp Polk Meadow Preserves and see how these meadows have, and continue to make, their mark on history. Finally, end with a short hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve with stunning scenic views of the Cascades and Whychus Creek.