Sunset Wander, Indian Ford Meadow Preserve

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Wall at the end of the day for a relaxing wander at Indian Ford Meadow Preserve. Saunter through pine and juniper forest and experience sunset at one of the most iconic viewpoints in Central Oregon. Learn about the Land Trust's flagship Preserve and how it was protected while you take in the beauty of snow-capped peaks in alpenglow. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is an easy, 1-mile walk along the Preserve trail and through a grassy meadow.

    Route: This hike will start at the Indian Ford Meadow Preserve kiosk and follow a gravel trail to an overlook.

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

  • What to Bring

    Snacks, water, sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather.

  • About the Property

    Indian Ford Meadow Preserve was donated to the Land Trust in 1996 by a local landowner to protect its dramatic scenic views and important wildlife habitat. Bisected by Indian Ford Creek, this picturesque 63 acre meadow near Sisters contains a unique diversity of ecosystems ranging from wetlands to pine forest. The Preserve also serves as a migratory corridor for mule deer and a breeding ground for migratory songbirds.