History Hike, Demaris Ranch

Unfortunately, this outing has been canceled.

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Leslie Olson for a history walk at a potential Land Trust-protected property outside of Prineville. Demaris Ranch is a privately-owned ranch on McKay Creek that the Land Trust has been working to conserve. This walk will explore the history of Prineville and the ranch with a descendant of the Demaris famiily. Enjoy scenic views of the McKay Creek valley.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a moderate ~2-3 mile hike gravel roads and trails.

    Route: This hike will follow Lincoln Creek partway up into the hills of Demaris Ranch. Terrain will be uneven at times.

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

  • What to Bring

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

  • About the Property

    Demaris Ranch is a privately owned ranch on McKay Creek that the Land Trust has been working to conserve. The ranch's 2,000 acres include fir, larch, and pine forest, as well as scenic views of the McKay Creek valley and nearby Prineville.