Wildflower Wander, Whychus Canyon Preserve

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and David Miller for a short stroll at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Savor the end of spring as you wander along the trail looking for late spring wildflowers like balsamroot, lupine, and Oregon sunshine. Saunter under the ponderosa pines and ancient junipers and then, take in the panoramic views of mountain peaks and dramatic canyons. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: Easy, ~2 mile walk.

    Route: This hike will start at the Whychus Canyon Preserve kiosk and follow trails to a panoramic viewpoint. Terrain will be uneven at times.

    Elevation gain/loss: This hike is easy, with little elevation gain/loss.

  • 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.