Whychus Creek & Canyon

Whychus Creek

  • Easy (to falls)
  • 4 miles round trip
  • 300 feet elevation loss
  • Open all year

  • Easy (to Whychus Canyon)
  • 4-mile loop
  • 370 feet elevation loss

Two new trails explore Whychus Creek, the stream that flows through Sisters. One path is just south of town, in a forest canyon with a spectacular logjam waterfall. The other trail is just north of town, in a rimrock desert canyon with ancient junipers and a section of the historic Santiam Wagon Road. Both trails can be icy or muddy in winter, and can be hot in midsummer.

To find the Whychus Creek Trail upstream of Sisters, drive Highway ... The other hike, on the north side of Sisters, tours the 450-acre Whychus Canyon Preserve purchased by the Deschutes Land Trust in 2010. To find the trailhead, drive east from downtown Sisters …

This chapter is an excerpt from 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Central Oregon Cascades.

Whychus Canyon