Whychus Canyon Preserve Hike, Whychus Canyon Preserve

**The location of this hike has changed from Rimrock Ranch. This hike will now take place at Whychus Canyon Preserve.**


Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Mary Crow for a hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve. We’ll follow a trail through juniper forests down to Whychus Creek, hike along the creek and then back up again. Along the way we’ll watch for birds and early spring wildflowers, look for signs of wildlife, and take in the scenic views.

  • Outing Details + Route

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

    Route: This hike will start at the Whychus Canyon Preserve kiosk and follow trails part way 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

    Snacks/Lunch, water, sturdy hiking 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.