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Geology Hike, Aspen Hollow Preserve

September 29, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Daniele McKay for an after work geology hike at Aspen Hollow Preserve.

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Daniele McKay 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.

Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

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 and a cinder 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.

What to Bring: Snacks/lunch, water, closed toe shoes. Dress for the weather.


September 29, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm