History + Geology Walk, Willow Springs Preserve

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Join the Deschutes Land Trust, Carol Wall, and Derek Loeb for a spring history and geology walk at Willow Springs Preserve. We'll wander the meadow and learn about its underlying geology. Then, we'll dig into the Preserve's history, including its relationship to the Santiam Wagon Road and those that lived at nearby Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a moderate 1-2 mile hike 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/lunch, water, sturdy hiking 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.