Salmon Walk, Whychus Canyon Preserve

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Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Rod Bonacker after the day ends for a salmon walk at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Explore the towering cottonwood groves and quaking aspen with their vibrant spring leaves as you learn about the recently restored Whychus Creek and the efforts to restore salmon and steelhead in the region. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a moderate, ~2-3 mile hike on old roads and through grassy meadows.

    Route: This hike will start in the meadow at Whychus Canyon Preserve following dirt and grass 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

    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.