On the southern edge of Grass Valley, take Hwy 216 for 19 miles to Sherar’s Bridge. The county line is just about where the road meets the river. (Don’t miss a side trip to Twin Lakes Road) You can continue on along the Deschutes River for as long as you like but you will be in Wasco County. This road will eventually hook up with Hwy 197 at Tygh Valley. The distance from Sherar’s Bridge to Tygh Valley is 8.4 miles.Directions
Habitat and Birds
The road to the bridge travels through some diverse habitats and the bridge area itself provides good riparian birding. Check for migrants on the river and wrens on the cliffs. Chukar are present and there are several good areas of sagebrush to search. Watch for Prairie Falcon.