Wildflower Hike, Whychus Canyon Preserve

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**This hike was rescheduled from April 12**

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Moorehead after work for an early wildflower hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve. After a long and snowy winter, soak up spring as you explore ancient juniper groves and search for early spring wildflowers like yellow bells, prairie stars, and phlox. Then, take in panoramic views of mountain peaks as the sun begins to slip below the horizon.

 

  • Outing Details + Route

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

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

    Elevation gain/loss: This hike is moderate with 150' of elevation gain/loss.

  • What to Bring

    Snacks, 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.