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Willow-Witt Ranch

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Willow-Witt Ranch’s 440 acres provide endless recreation opportunities for visitors of all ages. We invite you to come explore our beautiful home, either on your own or with guidance from our team. Pick up a Wetland Interpretive Trail Map when you arrive onsite for a self-guided 2.5-mile loop with numbered stops. Share your animal and plant discoveries at the Ranch with the iNaturalist app! See the Citizen Science section below. Please note no dogs or pets are allowed as this is a working farm with Maremma livestock guardian dogs. 

Self-Guided Tours and Hikes

Wetland Interpretive Trail Map (PDF)

Whether you’re looking for an easygoing meander or a good workout, the miles of trails at the Ranch offer a hike for everyone! Many of our trails are flat or have gentle elevation gains, but others reward a more strenuous hike with gorgeous vistas. Several of our trails guide you through our restored forests and wetlands, or you can stay close to the center of the ranch and visit our friendly goats and chickens or take a peek at our production fields.

Pick up a Wetland Interpretive Trail Map when you arrive onsite. From the Ranch to Location 10 on the map is a 1-mile walk. Return the way you came for a 2-mile round trip hike, or make a loop for a 2.5-mile round trip.

For a more structured visit, schedule a Staff-Guided Tour of the ranch. Or for added adventure, schedule a half-day Pack Goat Hike with one of our guides. See below for more information.

Staff-Guided Tours

Our staff-led tours begin at 9:00 am and last 1 to 1½ hours. Suitable for all ages, these tours bring together Southern Oregon’s historic past, innovative present, and sustainable future as we visit the farm, forest, and wetlands.

Farm Tour Rates
  • Guided farm tour rates: $25 per adult; children under 12 free.
  • Large group and school tours: Arrange in advance. $50/hour per group of 20 people.

To arrange a guided tour, please email us at info@willowwittranch or call 541.890.1998.

Staff-Guided Goat Hikes

Take your hiking to new heights with a goat packing adventure! We can accommodate groups of up to six hikers for a 4-hour hike with our pack goats. Bring your own lunches, water, jackets, and seats — we’ll pack up the goats and guide you to special vistas on the Ranch or at nearby Grizzly Peak.

Pack goat hiking rate:

$200 for a 4-hour trip for up to six people; additional charge for larger groups. BYO lunch, water, layers, and seats for picnicking.

Call 541-890-1998 or email info@willowwittranch for goat hiking availability and reservations.

Birding

Whether it’s restoring our wetland meadows, planting a diverse range of trees, or providing seed for songbirds, the Ranch’s land management projects and practices encourage a wide range of birds to call the ranch home.

Bring your binoculars for a solo morning stroll and enjoy the diversity of birds and their songs, or connect with the Klamath Bird Observatory to participate in their surveys or group walks here at the Ranch.

For more information about birding in Southern Oregon, check out the Klamath Bird ObservatoryKlamath Basin Birding TrailRogue Valley Audubon Society, and the Klamath Audubon Society.

Citizen Science

When you visit, check out our new project on iNaturalist: Willow-Witt Ranch Observations. See the amazing birds and native plants that have been spotted here already and contribute your own discoveries. During self- or staff-guided hikes at Willow-Witt Ranch, post pictures of your plant or animal observations on iNaturalist and it will automatically be added to the project. 

Through iNaturalist, The Crest and its community is contributing to research-grade citizen science efforts across the country – and the world!

Take pictures of your observations and add them later if you don’t have phone service. Download iNaturalist wherever you get your apps.


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