25th Anniversary Hike, Whychus Canyon Preserve

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Conservation Director Brad Nye for a 25th Anniversary hike at one of the Land Trust's flagship Preserves: Whychus Canyon Preserve. We'll visit the northernmost meadows at the Preserve to check in on the Whychus Creek restoration and see how it is evolving four years after initial restoration efforts were completed. Learn more about the Land Trust's long-term effort on Whychus Creek as you celebrate all that has been accomplished over the years and look towards the next 25 years of innovative land conservation and restoration. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a moderate 2-3 mile hike on old roads and through grassy meadows.

    Route: This hike will start in the meadow at Whychus Canyon Preserve, then follow dirt and grass access roads. We will also venture off-trail into the meadow. Terrain will be uneven at times.

    Elevation gain/loss: There is very little elevation gain/loss on this hike.

  • 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.