Join Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Moorehead on a full moon exploration at Whychus Canyon Preserve. The Native Americans had names for each of the full moons–September is the Corn Moon because it is when the corn is ready for harvest. Come explore the canyon at night and watch the Corn Moon rise. Using a variety of senses, we’ll listen for and, if lucky, even see nocturnal animals as we hike Whychus Canyon Preserve at night with only the aid of our headlamps and the full moon.
Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event. Per Oregon Health Authority (OHA) guidelines, we strongly recommend that individuals who are unvaccinated or who are at higher risk for COVID-19 continue to wear a face covering in crowded areas and in large gatherings of individuals, and maintain physical distancing.
Hike Rating: This is a moderate 3-4 mile hike on Whychus Canyon Preserve hiking trails.
Route: This hike will start at the Whychus Canyon Preserve kiosk and follow trails partway 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.