Wildflower Hike, Alder Springs


Enjoy spring wildflowers on this hike to burbling Alder Springs within the Crooked River National Grasslands. Join the Deschutes Land Trust and David Miller for a hike through the sun-warmed sagelands that give us our first spring wildflowers. See white sand lilies, yellow bells, spring gold and more. We'll hike down to Alder Springs itself, check out Whychus Creek and return back the way we came. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

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  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a challenging 3-mile hike on trails in the Crooked River National Grasslands.

    Route: This hike will start at the Alder Springs trailhead and follow trails down into the Whychus Creek canyon. Terrain will be uneven at times.

    Elevation gain/loss: This hike is challenging with ~200' of elevation gain/loss.

  • What to Bring

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

  • About the Property

    Alder Springs is a 840 acre in-holding within the Crooked River National Grasslands. The Land Trust initiated negotiations and cooperatively partnered with The Trust for Public Land to conserve the property in 1998. The Alder Springs property is bisected by Whychus Creek, just above Whychus Creek's confluence with the Deschutes River. Alder Springs is owned and managed by the Crooked River National Grassland.