Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Derek Loeb for a geology hike at Aspen Hollow Preserve. We’ll start at the top of the canyon with views of the Three Sisters and learn about the volcanic forces that formed Central Oregon. Then, we’ll hike down into the canyon formed by Whychus Creek and check out some amazing columnar basalt cliffs that are also home to nesting golden eagles. Explore mixed pine and juniper forest and a meadow next to Whychus Creek while you learn about the geologic history of the Preserve and our region.
Hike Rating: This is a moderate ~2 mile hike.
Route: This hike will start at the canyon rim and follow a gravel road into the canyon, then continue on a dirt trail as you walk along the creek. Terrain will be uneven at times.
Elevation gain/loss: This hike is moderate with ~225′ elevation gain/loss.
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.