Star Party, Skyline Forest

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Jim Hammond for an exploration of the summer night sky in Skyline Forest. Jim and friends will have portable viewing instruments and help you identify constellations, planets, and far-away galaxies. Explore astronomy and get a rare chance to enjoy the dark skies of this nearby location. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating:This is a short 1-mile walk on gravel roads.

    Route: The star party will occur adjacent to the parking area in a grassy meadow. Terrain will be uneven at times.

    Elevation gain/loss: There is no elevation gain/loss for this outing.

  • What to Bring

    Flashlight/headlamp, warm clothes, blankets or camp chairs (that you can carry), binoculars/small telescopes (if you have them), snacks, water, sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather.

  • About the Property

    Skyline Forest is a privately-owned forest between Bend and Sisters, Oregon. This 33,000 acre tree farm was historically known as the Bull Springs Tree Farm, and the Deschutes Land Trust has been working for a decade to conserve the forest for the local community. Surrounded by state and federal lands, Skyline Forest contains important wildlife habitat, tremendous recreation opportunities and protects the scenic green foothills that set off the Central Oregon Cascades.