Geology Wander, Aspen Hollow Preserve

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Daniele McKay for an after work wander around Aspen Hollow Preserve. Peer up to the rimrock cliffs while you learn about the volcanic and erosional forces of nature that formed the canyon. Enjoy the sounds of Whychus Creek as you saunter through a mixed pine and juniper forest and occasional aspen groves at a leisurely pace and learn about the geologic history that makes the canyon unique.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is an easy ~1-2 mile walk.

    Route: This hike will start at the Aspen Hollow Preserve entrance gate and we will venture off-trail. Terrain will be uneven.

    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

    Aspen Hollow Preserve The Land Trust acquired and protected the 58 acre Aspen Hollow Preserve in 2015. The Preserve includes 1/2 mile of Whychus Creek, rimrock cliffs, as well as pine and aspen stands, and is located outside of Sisters, Oregon. Aspen Hollow Preserve is home to a host of wildlife species including salmon and steelhead, mule deer, rocky mountain elk, golden eagles, spotted bat and numerous songbirds. The acquisition was made possible in part by the Land Trust’s Campaign for Whychus Creek.