Photo: Joan Amero.

Wildflower Hike

DATE: May 28, 2023
TIME: 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM
PLACE: Whychus Canyon Preserve

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Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Moorehead for a spring wildflower hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Soak up spring as you explore ancient juniper groves and search for early spring wildflowers like balsamroot or pale blue flax. Enjoy hiking beneath towering ponderosa pines while you make your way down to Whychus Creek. Along the way, take a break at a rocky outcropping with panoramic views of mountain peaks. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a challenging 4 mile hike on Whychus Canyon Preserve hiking trails.

    Route: This hike will start at the Whychus Canyon Preserve kiosk and follow trails down into the Whychus Creek canyon. Terrain will be uneven and steep at times.

    Elevation gain/loss: This hike is challenging with 300' of elevation gain.

  • What to Bring

    Snacks/lunch, water, closed toe 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.

  • 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.