Photo: Joan Amero.

Wildflower Hike

DATE: May 05, 2023
TIME: 09:30 AM to 01:00 PM
PLACE: Priday Ranch

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Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Moorehead for a spring wildflower hike at Priday Ranch. With more than 10 miles of Trout Creek, Antelope Creek, and Ward Creek, rugged canyons, and native grasslands, Priday Ranch is home to a wide variety of plants and animals. Explore the native wildflowers that dot the canyon walls as you hike up to a scenic overlook with views of the canyon carved by Trout Creek. Admire towering rock walls and learn more about the natural history of the Preserve and current restoration projects. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.


  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a challenging 6 mile hike on roads and off-trail through grassy meadows at Priday Ranch.

    Route: This hike will start near the parking area and follow a road up to a ridge above valley and then descend back down. We will venture off-trail and terrain will be uneven at times.

    Elevation gain/loss: This hike is challenging with 700' of elevation gain/loss.

  • What to Bring

    Snacks/lunch, water, closed toe shoes. Dress for the weather.

  • About the Property

    The Land Trust protected the 4,500 acre Priday Ranch in 2020. Priday Ranch contains ten miles of Trout Creek, Antelope Creek, and Ward Creek, rugged canyons, and native grasslands. The property is located north of Madras, Oregon and is home to numerous wildlife species including steelhead, nesting golden eagles, mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, and beaver.

  • Accessibility

    The Land Trust is working to make our Walks + Hikes as accessible as possible. Please let us know at least one week in advance if there is something we can do or provide to support you in participating in this outing to the fullest and we will accommodate as possible.