FREE! Join us for a casual snowshoe at the new Bend accessible park! Riley Ranch Nature Reserve has wider trails and was made to be more accessible to people with walkers, wheelchairs and strollers. No dogs allowed at this location, sorry!
Please RSVP so that we can bring enough snowshoes for people to try out. This will be a casual education session and opportunity to try out a pair of snowshoes - hopefully to prepare you for a future, longer snowshoe hike!
Register link: HERE
Saturday, Feb 24 at 10am, meet at Riley Ranch (look for Destination Rehab sign)
Bring water, layers of wicking clothing, snacks **No dogs allowed**
Contact - firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-241-6837
Here is the link for information regarding the park: http://www.bendparksandrec.org/parks/riley-ranch-nature-reserve/
From the Bend Parks & Rec site: "There are 1.57 miles of paved path and soft-surface trail above the canyon and through relatively untouched land features, such as open meadows, juniper and pine forests, unique lava flows, cliffs and the river’s rocky canyon. If trail running or hiking is of interest, Riley Ranch has several loop options to explore. The Juniper Loop is 0.7 mile and the Sage Flats Loop is 0.9 miles, which combine in a figure-eight pattern for a 1.6 mile loop. In addition, a trail section that travels down the canyon rim — called Robin’s Run — connects to the Canyon Loop. The Canyon Loop is 1.25 miles, and the Oregon State Parks Trail extends 1.3 miles from Riley Ranch to Tumalo State Park is an additional 2.6 miles."