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Geology Hike, Aspen Hollow Preserve

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join Derek Loeb for a geology hike around Aspen Hollow Preserve.

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 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.

Accessibility: The Land Trust is working to make our Walks + Hikes as accessible as possible. Please email us at event@deschuteslandtrust.org at least one week in advance if there is something we can do or provide to support you in participating in this outing to the fullest and we will accommodate as possible.


August 25
10:00 am - 1:00 pm