Wildflower Hike, Whychus Canyon Preserve

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Moorehead for an early spring wildflower hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Soak up spring as you explore ancient juniper groves and early spring wildflowers as you hike down the canyon towards Whychus Creek. Enjoy canyon and meadow views while you make your way to a rocky outcrop with panoramic views of mountain peaks. 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, ~6 miles along established trails leading down into Whychus Canyon.

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

    Elevation gain/loss: The hike will descend approximately 300 feet into the canyon and ascend 300 feet back to the kiosk.

  • 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.