Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Derek Loeb for a geology hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve. We’ll hike down into the canyon and explore the northern meadows of the Preserve, walking along the recently restored creek surrounded by cottonwood forests and unique rock formations. Gaze up at the rimrock as you learn about the geologic history of this stunning canyon.
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 challenging 3 mile hike on old roads and through grassy meadows.
Route: This hike will start at the top of Whychus Canyon and descend into the meadow via gravel and dirt access roads that are occasionally steep. We will also venture off-trail into the meadow. Terrain will be uneven at times.
Elevation gain/loss: This hike is challenging with 300′ of elevation gain/loss.