Geology Hike, Whychus Canyon Preserve


Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Daniele McKay for an early spring hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Explore ancient juniper groves and panoramic mountain views as you hike down into a canyon carved by Whychus Creek. Then, watch for early spring wildflowers as you brush up on your rock talk and learn about the geologic history of this stunning rimrock canyon. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

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  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a challenging 5-mile hike on the Whychus Canyon Preserve hiking trails. Terrain will be uneven at times.

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

    Elevation gain/loss: 300 ft.

  • 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.