Fall Colors Hike, Skyline Forest

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Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Kelly Madden for an early autumn walk at Skyline Forest. Wander through the forest and learn why trees change color while searching for golden aspens. Take in all that early fall has to offer, including crisp mornings and lingering wildflowers. Explore around the historic Pine Tree Mill and learn how to identify and date tin cans. 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 will explore trails in Skyline Forest. Terrain will be uneven at times.

    Elevation gain/loss: There is very little 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.