Fox Walk + Owl Eyes, Willow Springs Preserve

This walk has been cancelled.

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Susan Prince for a nature walk just for kids! We'll gather at Willow Springs Preserve to share nature stories and learn how to enter into wild lands like the animals do. Practice observation skills and group mapmaking as you learn new ways to connect with the beautiful and mysterious outdoors. Perfect for kids ages 8-14 with a grown-up in tow. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a moderate for kids, 1-2 mile walk on old roads and through grassy meadows.

    Route: This hike will start at the Willow Springs Preserve entrance and follow dirt access roads. We will also venture off-trail into the meadow. Terrain will be uneven at times.

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

  • What to Bring

    Snacks, water, closed toe shoes. Dress for the weather.

  • About the Property

    The Deschutes Land Trust acquired and protected the 130 acre Willow Springs Preserve in 2017. The Preserve includes one mile of Whychus Creek, creekside meadows, aspen and cottonwood stands, and rimrock cliffs. The Preserve is located outside of Sisters, Oregon and is home to a host of wildlife species including salmon and steelhead, mule deer, rocky mountain elk, raptors, and numerous songbirds.