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Steelhead Falls Trailhead

River Road

Crooked River Ranch, OR 97760

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Hike Rating: Moderate; 2.0 miles

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

This free three-hour hike will focus on native plants, including spring wildflowers. Of course the incredible cascade views from the rim, the geological marvels and Steelhead Falls itself will be highlights. Meet at the Steelhead Falls trailhead in Crooked River Ranch at 9:00 a.m. We will hike the 0.5 mile trail to the falls, continuing on to the Monarch Waystation, another 0.5 miles downriver. The second mile of our hike will take us up to the canyon rim on a steep, gravelly trail where trekking poles will be helpful. After hiking along the canyon rim, we will connect with a trail back down to the parking lot. This loop passes through private property going up to the canyon rim. No one is allowed to access the private property except as a participant on a FANs guided hike.

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

Participants should wear sturdy, closed-toe hiking shoes. Bring at least one quart of water, lunch or high energy snacks, and trekking poles if used.

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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