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Steelhead Falls Wildflower Hike

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Steelhead Falls Trailhead

River Road

Crooked River Ranch, OR 97760

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Enjoy spectacular scenery, Steelhead Waterfalls while learning about the native wildflowers along the trail.

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WHERE: Steelhead Falls Loop Wildflower Hike

WHEN: Saturday, June 4, 2022, 9:00 am - 1:00pm

RATING: Moderately difficult, 2.2 miles

GUIDE: Marilynne Keyser, FANs Native Plant Coordinator; co-leader Nancy Baker

This four-hour hike will focus on native plants, including early summer wildflowers. Of course, the incredible cascade views from the rim, the geological marvels and Steelhead Falls itself will also be highlights. Our hike will take us up to and along the Deschutes canyon rim, then back down to the river at the site of FANs Monarch Waystation. We will hike upriver, stopping at Steelhead Falls, before we return to the parking lot. On guided hikes, FANs has special permission to hike through private property on the rim to make a complete loop back to the trailhead. This permission does not extend to any other individual or group.

The Steelhead Falls trail is in poor condition despite FANs continuing efforts to counter the damage caused by storms and heavy recreational usage. The private trail down from the canyon rim is steep, gravelly and slippery. You must be in good physical health to hike this loop.

Wear sturdy hiking boots, dress in layers, bring water for the day and a sack lunch. Sunscreen, hat and trekking poles are advisable. Bring along your Guide to the Native Plants of the Deschutes Canyon Area. FANs new, expanded edition of the native plant guide will be available in June at your local independent bookstore or at FANs website at fansofdeschutes.org ($15 FANs members, $20 non-members).

This hike will start at the Steelhead Falls trailhead located at the end of River Road in Crooked River Ranch. Please be at the trailhead ready to start the hike at 9:00 am. No pets allowed.

This is a free hike, limited to 8 participants and registration is required. Please visit our website at www.fansofdeschutes.org to register. If the hike is full, your name will be added to the waiting list. We will contact you if space develops.

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