We will begin with a group exercise and stretching routine to get your muscles ready for the hike. Carol-Ann will review hiking and walking ergonomics, including the use of walking poles, canes or walkers to improve your balance and speed. Then we will enjoy the nature preserve, splitting into small groups depending on your speed and ability - there are several short distances available.
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 and pay using this link. Cost is $15: REGISTER
Friday, April 12 at 10am, meet at Riley Ranch (look for Destination Rehab sign)
Bring water, layers of wicking clothing (not cotton), sturdy shoes, snacks **No dogs allowed except service dogs**
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."