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Geology Hike, Whychus Canyon Preserve

October 25 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Join Derek Loeb for a geology hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve.

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Derek Loeb for a geology hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Marvel at the geologic history of this spectacular rimrock canyon and take in the views from two scenic overlooks as you make your way into the canyon to the banks of Whychus Creek. Learn about the forces of nature that formed the cliffs surrounding Whychus Creek while exploring ancient juniper groves and native grasslands. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

Hike Rating: This is a challenging 5-6 mile hike on Whychus Canyon Preserve hiking trails.

Route: This hike will start at the Whychus Canyon Preserve kiosk and follow trails down into the Whychus Creek canyon. Terrain will be uneven and steep at times.

Elevation gain/loss: This hike is challenging with 300′ of 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 let us know at by emailing 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.


October 25
9:30 am - 3:00 pm