Hikes and tours
There’s no better way to see the value of conservation than by getting out onto the land. Each spring, our expert hike leaders and outdoor educators offer a series of nature outings open to members and the community.
Some of these events are on public lands, but many will take you on to private conservation properties that you may otherwise never have a chance to experience. Learn about birds, butterflies, lichens, and more. Most hikes are FREE but require pre-registration to reserve a spot. These hikes fill up quickly, so make sure to sign up well in advance. See our calendar or eNews in early spring for a current schedule.
We are so grateful to our marvelous and talented volunteers who lead hikes for us every year. These volunteers include some of the best birders in our region, world-class ecologists, and people who love to share their passion for this gorgeous place we call home. Thank you Larry Smith, David Steinfeld, Art Coolidge, Judi Boyd, Eugene Wier, Michael Parker, Frank Lospalluto, BLM staff guides, Tom Atzet, Kristi Mergenthaler, Dennis Vroman, Linda Kappen, Norm Barrett, Mike Potts, Randy Frick, Gary Schaffer and Jim Livaudais!
Support for these community conservation hikes and outings is generously provided by the following businesses and foundations.
Upcoming hikes and tours
Hike Series Registration Information
Registration: Most Southern Oregon Land Conservancy hikes are FREE. Registration for each hike opens one month prior to the hike and can be made online. We encourage everyone to register online. It's easy and quick and can been done anytime from anywhere. A confirmation email with directions will immediately be sent and a reminder will be emailed two days prior to the hike.
As much as we love our furry friends at SOLC, pets are not allowed. SOLC does make exceptions for ADA service animals. Companion animals, however, are not allowed.
Cancellation: Your confirmation email will allow you to cancel your registration if you cannot make the hike. Please cancel as soon as you know you cannot attend so we can invite people on the waiting list. Please go to the Your Account, Log In section in your confirmation email to cancel or change your registration. Or give us a call (541-482-3069).
Waiting lists: Don't be afraid of waiting lists! Folks on the waiting list often get invited to the hike, so please add your name if the hike is full. And, if we add new hikes to our series, you'll be the first to know about it.
Members only hikes: Curious about member only hikes? Members of the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy are invited to MEMBERS ONLY hikes. Not a member? Click the DONATE button to become one today. It's easy and there are many levels that fit your giving ability. Members are also invited to attend events throughout the year like our New Member Farm Dinner and Annual Member Picnic.