New trails at Whychus Canyon and Smith Rock
The Land Trust is pleased to report that new trails at Whychus Canyon Preserve are ready for hiking. Just in time for fall colors and cooler temperatures, the new trails take hikers down to Whychus Creek and around the Preserve complete with beautiful scenic overlooks.
Check out the new trail map for these intermediate-level trails, then head out for hike. If you'd like to take a guided hike, catch this just-added one on October 18th with Mary Crow.
Funding for trails at Whychus Canyon was made possible by the Roundhouse Foundation and by contributions from Land Trust supporters during the Preserve's acquisition campaign. Thanks to Treadwerks, COIC, and Jim Nicol for all their trail work muscle and expertise!
Smith Rock State Park Trail
Avid hikers will be pleased to learn about another new trail, this time at Smith Rock State Park. The 10 mile Summit Loop Trail links the River Trail and the Burma Road and crosses a private property protected by the Land Trust. For the first time, hikers can walk part of the land owned by Ranch at the Canyons and protected by the Land Trust in 2007.
If you'd like to check out this new trail, join the Land Trust for a guided hike on November 1st. The hike will be a good one: 10-12 miles long with quite of bit of elevation gain and loss!