Bull Springs History Hike, Skyline Forest

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Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Kelly Madden for a morning at Bull Springs in Skyline Forest between Sisters and Bend. Learn about the early logging history of Central Oregon, including a visit to the Spoo Mill. Enjoy the native flowers and plants that are coming back to life after the Two Bulls Fire of 2014. Finally, learn about how the Land Trust is working to preserve the future of Skyline Forest. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is an easy, ~2 mile hike on dirt roads and trails.

    Route: This hike will start at Shevlin Park in Bend and explore the Bull Springs Trail in Skyline Forest. Terrain will be uneven at times.

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

  • What to Bring

    Snacks, water, sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather.

  • About the Property

    Skyline Forest is a privately-owned forest between Bend and Sisters, Oregon. This 33,000 acre tree farm was historically known as the Bull Springs Tree Farm, and the Deschutes Land Trust has been working for a decade to conserve the forest for the local community. Surrounded by state and federal lands, Skyline Forest contains important wildlife habitat, tremendous recreation opportunities and protects the scenic green foothills that set off the Central Oregon Cascades.