Whychus Creek Restoration Tour, Whychus Canyon Preserve


**The date of this hike has changed to August 25th from 10 am - 12 pm**

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Join the Deschutes Land Trust, Stewardship Director Amanda Egertson, and Ryan Houston, executive director of the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council for a tour of the Whychus Creek restoration project at Whychus Canyon Preserve. This tour will occur while crews are excavating the restored channels. Be prepare to hear and see bulldozers and lots of action while you learn about the goals of the restoration and the timeline for this year's work. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a moderate, ~2-3 mile hike on old roads and through grassy meadows.

    Route: This hike will start in the meadow at Whychus Canyon Preserve following dirt and grass access roads. We will also venture off-trail into the meadow. Terrain will be uneven at times.

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

  • What to Bring

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

  • About the Property

    Whychus Canyon Preserve is a 930 acre Preserve on Whychus Creek near Sisters, Oregon. It was first established by the Deschutes Land Trust 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.