Bike + Bird Tour, Ochoco Preserve

**This walk has been canceled.**


Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Mark Reed for an easy 5 mile bike ride at the Crooked River Wetlands in Prineville. As we bike towards the Crooked River, we’ll stop to look for wading birds and waterfowl. View Ochoco Preserve from the opposite side of the river as we discuss the Preserve’s importance to the larger Crooked River region. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event. This outing will only proceed if pandemic conditions allow.


COVID-19 Guidelines: We take the health and safety of our volunteers and staff seriously. After careful consideration, we have implemented COVID-19 Walk + Hike Guidelines to promote the health and wellbeing of volunteers and staff. Please read and be ready to adhere to these guidelines so everyone can have a safe experience.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Ride Rating: This is an easy 5 mile bike ride on gravel and paved trails.

    Route: This ride will start at the Crooked River Wetlands Complex kiosk and follow gravel and paved trails. Terrain will be uneven at times.

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

  • What to Bring

    Your bike, helmet, a bike repair kit, binoculars (due to COVID, we will unfortunately not be loaning any to attendees), plenty of water, snacks/lunch, face coverings (homemade is fine), hand sanitizer. Dress for the weather.

  • About the Property

    The Deschutes Land Trust acquired and protected the 185 acre Ochoco Preserve in 2017. The Preserve includes 1 mile of the Crooked River, 1/2 mile of McKay Creek, 1/2 mile of Ochoco Creek, and is located outside of Prineville, Oregon. Ochoco Preserve is home to a host of wildlife species including salmon and steelhead, a variety of amphibians, and many species of water birds and songbirds.

  • Accessibility

    The Land Trust is working to make our Walks + Hikes as accessible as possible. Please let us know (541-330-0017) 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.