Full Moon Hike, Whychus Canyon Preserve

Join Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Moorehead on a full moon exploration at Whychus Canyon Preserve. The Native Americans had names for each of the full moons--September is the Corn Moon because it is when the corn is ready for harvest. Come explore the canyon and watch the Corn Moon rise. Using a variety of senses, we'll listen for and, if lucky, even see nocturnal animals as we hike Whychus Canyon Preserve at night with only the aid of our headlamps and the full moon. Registration is not yet open as we monitor current public health guidelines and concerns.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a moderate 3-4 mile hike on Whychus Canyon Preserve hiking trails.

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

    Elevation gain/loss: This hike is moderate with 150' of elevation gain/loss.

  • What to Bring

    Flashlight/headlamp (essential!), snacks, water, closed toe 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.