Fit Friday Hike, Whychus Canyon Preserve

Join Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Moorehead for a Fit Friday Hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve. This last Fit Friday hike will focus on longer distances with a 5+ mile hike. We'll explore the trails at Whychus Canyon Preserve and get our muscles prepped for a season of hiking while enjoying spring wildflowers, ancient junipers and the beauty of Whychus Canyon Preserve. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a challenging 5-6-mile hike on the Whychus Canyon Preserve hiking trails.

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

    Elevation gain/loss: This hike is challenging with 300' 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.