Santiam Wagon Road Walk, Whychus Canyon Preserve
October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Wall to explore the 150-year old Santiam Wagon Road at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Hike back in time and imagine traveling west in a wagon train to transport wool from Eastern Oregon to the Willamette Valley, or east to graze livestock on the grasses of the desert. Explore the trail today to understand the story of travel and commerce in the high desert. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.
Hike Rating: This is a moderate ~3 mile hike on dirt roads and trails through juniper forest.
Route: This hike will start at the Whychus Canyon Preserve kiosk and follow dirt roads and trails. Terrain will be uneven at times.
Elevation gain/loss: There is very little elevation gain/loss on this hike.
What to Bring: Snacks/lunch, water, closed toe shoes. Dress for the weather.