WHYCHUS CANYON PRESERVE
One of the truly unique aspects of Famous Tree is its location directly overlooking the spectacular Whychus Canyon Preserve. A private access road on the property drops you into the preserve where you’ll be able to enjoy hiking, fishing, snowshoeing and bird watching.
One of the Northwest’s newest and most important preserves, Whychus Canyon Preserve is a 2200-acre protected property under the care of the Deschutes Land Trust. Combined with the adjacent Rimrock Ranch, the preserve offers over eight miles of uninterrupted river, grasslands, and old growth ponderosa and juniper stands to explore.
Running through the preserve is Whychus Creek, a critical stronghold of spawning and rearing habitat for the reintroduction of steelhead to the entire upper basin. Whychus Creek was historically the upper basin's most productive steelhead stream and protecting critical lands on Whychus Creek is a major step in rebuilding the wild steelhead run of Deschutes River.
The Land Trust’s long term plan is to connect all the protected lands along Whychus Creek and make it possible to hike and explore its entire 50 mile stretch, starting from its origin in the Sisters mountains all the way to the Deschutes River.