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Whychus Overlook project starts next week

The Forest Service is partnering with Sisters Trails Alliance to make the Whychus Creek Overlook on the Sisters Ranger District more accessible.

The top rail of the Whychus Creek Overlook wall will be removed, and two viewing portals with security cables will be created to improve accessibility. The modifications will provide better views of the creek and mountains for visitors with disabilities.

The modification project will begin May 6 and is expected to conclude May 9.

The Whychus Creek Overlook will be closed for public safety on May 6. The Whychus Creek Overlook and south side of the Whychus Creek Overlook Trail will be closed from May 7–9 while work is ongoing. The north side of the Whychus Creek Overlook Trail, Whychus Draw Trail, and access to Whychus Creek will remain open May 7–9. Trail closure signs will be posted at the trailhead and along the trail to identify the closures.

Further construction may continue past May 9, but trail and area closures aren’t anticipated.  

Heavy equipment will be used to complete the project and transport materials to the worksite. The public should use caution when recreating in the area.


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