2014 Walks + Hikes

Apr 06, 2014
The Land Trust's 2014 Walk + Hike series has begun! From April-November Land Trust volunteer naturalists lead more than 100 free walks, hikes, and bike rides at various Land Trust protected lands.

The Deschutes Land Trust announced today the start of its 2014 Walk + Hike series. From April-October Land Trust volunteer naturalists lead more than 100 free walks, hikes, and bike rides at various Land Trust protected lands. Participants can explore birds, wildflowers, or water bugs while hiking along Whychus Creek or in the forests of the Metolius Preserve.

Land Trust Walks + Hikes are of varied distances with diverse topics. Short bird walks catch spring migrations while exploring birding hot spots like Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Longer full-day hikes explore the glacier-carved valleys and volcanic craters of the Sisters area. Mountain bike rides take in the vast expanse and fresh trails of Skyline Forest, while night hikes allow participants to get outside and soak in the darkness. Families with children will delight in a roster of pint-size hikes dedicated to birds, bees, bugs and more.

Walks + Hikes are led by skilled volunteer naturalists who delight in sharing nature with others. Many Land Trust leaders are trained Oregon State University Master Naturalists with a lifetime of experience outdoors. Join them to explore new hiking trails, observe migrating songbirds, or delight in spring wildflowers.

All walks and hikes are free. Group size is small to limit impact on Land Trust Preserves and give attendees the best experience possible. Registration for each outing opens 1 month prior to the outing and can be done online any time of the day or night. Once you register, detailed directions for the outing will be provided. See the full schedule.