650 feet elevation gain
Open all year
Left: Deschutes River opposite Whychus Creek confluence
Below: Shallow cave along the trail
Often sunny even when other trails are closed by rain or snow, this loop descends into the Deschutes River canyon past cliffs, caves, and wildflowers. And although you drive here on a labyrinth of paved roads through the Crooked River Ranch’s sprawling subdivision of ranchettes, the canyon itself is maintained as wilderness.Drive Highway 97 ...
This chapter is an excerpt from 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Central Oregon Cascades.