Wildflower Hike, Rimrock Ranch
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Moorehead at the end of the day for a wildflower hike at Rimrock Ranch. Soak up one of the final weeks of spring as you explore ancient juniper groves and search for spring wildflowers like balsamroot, lupine, and penstemon. Then, take in panoramic views of the ranch as the sun begins to slip below the horizon. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.
Outing Details + Route
Hike Rating: This is a challenging, 3-mile hike on dirt roads and through grassy meadows.
Route: This hike will start at the canyon rim and then follow dirt roads into the Whychus Creek canyon. We will also venture off-trail into the meadow. Terrain will be uneven at times.
Elevation gain/loss: This hike is challengin with 200' of elevation gain/loss.
What to Bring
Snacks, water, sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather.
About the Property
Rimrock Ranch is a privately-owned 1,120 acre ranch near Sisters. The Deschutes Land Trust worked with its owners to protect its outstanding fish and wildlife habitat, pine forests and productive ranchland. Rimrock Ranch contains roughly 1.5 miles of Whychus Creek, juniper forests, native grasslands and is home to a host of wildlife species.