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The Nature Conservancy: Juniper Hills Preserve Desert Wildflower Tour

  • The Nature Conservancy John Day OR (map)

The Nature Conservancy’s Juniper Hills Preserve serves as a vital migratory corridor for elk, antelope and other wildlife, and hosts a wide variety of wildflowers and grasses. Nestled between the Ochoco Mountains and the Maury Mountains, this remarkably diverse Central Oregon landscape is accented by ancient western juniper trees and features an exceptional array of John Day and Clarno "painted hills" formations.

Join preserve staff and volunteers on a hike through a 2017 burn site to view desert wildflowers and trek through the colored soils of Juniper Hills! We plan to hike about 3 miles on uneven terrain gaining about 500 feet in elevation, so hikers must be physically fit.