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Steelhead Falls Trailhead

River Road

Crooked River Ranch, OR 97760

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Hike Rating: Moderately difficult; 2.2 miles

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

This four-hour hike will focus on native plants, including 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 to FANs's Monarch Way Station. We will hike upriver, stopping at Steelhead Falls before we return to the trailhead parking area. 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.

Steelhead Falls trail is in poor condition (FANs is continuing projects to improve this trail, as it has been damaged by heavy recreational use), and the private trail down from the canyon rim is steep, gravelly and slippery. Good hiking boots are required, and trekking poles are very helpful. Bring plenty of water and snacks or lunch.

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 7:45 am.

Bring your Guide to Common 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 free plant checklist will also be provided.

Group size is limited to 10 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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