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Scout Camp Trailhead

SW Scout Camp Trail Road

Terrebonne, OR 97760

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Hike Rating: Moderate/Difficult; 2.2 miles

Guide: Marilynne Keyser (mtkeyser@gmail.com; 541-923-0558)

This is a loop hike of 2.2 miles that involves a steep 700 ft descent to the Deschutes River. The hike will focus on native plants, so we will be stopping often to identify wildflowers. This loop trail is one of the most visually stunning hikes in Central Oregon. A short scramble over some large boulders at the river allows you to complete the loop trail and enjoy views of the confluence of Whychus Creek with the Deschutes River.

Participants should wear sturdy, closed-toe hiking shoes. Bring at least one quart of water and snacks. Trekking poles will be very useful on the steep, gravelly section of the trail.

Bring your Guide to the Native Plants of the Deschutes Canyon Area. Guide books will be available for purchase before the hike ($10/FANs members; or S12/non-members, payable with cash or check). A plant checklist will be provided.

Meet at 9:00 am at the Scout Camp Trailhead, located at the end of SW Scout Camp Trail Road at Crooked River Ranch.

Group size is limited to 8 people, and dogs are not allowed on this hike. If you sign up and later need to cancel, please do so as soon as possible so that people on the wait list can be invited to join this hike. Thank you!


This event is sponsored by Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area (FANs), a group founded in 2011 by landowners surrounding the Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area in Central Oregon who came together over their shared love of nearby public lands. The focus area of FANs includes many special places such as Steelhead Falls, Alder Springs, the Peninsula, Otter Bench and Scout Camp. Become a member by visiting our website at www.fansofdeschutes.org. Memberships are just $10 per person per year.

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