Field Trips

COGS Offers field trips to select destinations of geoscience interest.

  • You must be a member of COGS, or a guest of a member, to participate in field trips.
  • Please arrive at the field trip meeting location 5-10 minutes early to get signed in.
  • Check the weather report and plan accordingly. Remember that weather conditions can change quickly in central Oregon! Dress in layers and wear sturdy hiking shoes.
  • Bring plenty of water and snacks, pack a lunch if specified in the field trip description.
  • Please leave your pets at home – dogs are not allowed on COGS field trips. 

    Geo-Explorations

    More informal hikes and bike rides to geologically interesting sites and are coordinated via COGS's Meetup at: https://www.meetup.com/central-oregon-geosciences-society/

    On the COGS Meetup site, you will find a red button stating "join this group". Once you have joined the group, you will start receiving notices of COGS Meetup events.

    COGS Field Trip & Geo-Exploration Waiver


    Upcoming Field Trips

      • 5 Aug 2022
      • 7 Aug 2022


      The Geological Society of the Oregon Country, our sister organization based in Portland, has extended an invitation to COGS members for this field trip to the Strawberry Mountains.

      The trip will be led by Andrew Dunning, a COGS student research grant recipient. See more about Andrew's research in the COGS Student Research Grants page. You can also watch a recorded version of Andrew's COGS talk from October, 2021:Evaluation of slip history and Holocene activity on faults in the Strawberry Mountains.

      See the Strawberry Mountains Faults field trip on the Geological Society of the Oregon Country's website for details about this field trip.


      This field trip has been postponed to August 5-7.

      The trip was originally planned for June 24-26. If you registered for these dates, you will need to re-register for the new field trip dates in August.

      Registration will begin on Saturday, June 11, 2022 and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. A registration link will be sent to all COGS members on Friday, June 10, 2022.


      If you are interested in this field trip but you are not a member of COGS or GSOC, please consider joining one or both organizations for access to field trips.

      Join COGS through the Join Us page of our website

      Join GSOC through the Membership page of their website

    Central Oregon Geoscience Society

    Email: COGeoSoc@gmail.com
    P.O. Box 2154,  Bend, Oregon 97709

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