Lake Creek Trail Hike, Metolius Preserve


Join the Deschutes Land Trust and David Miller for a hike on the Lake Creek Trail at the Metolius Preserve. We'll walk through the Preserve's ponderosa forests and follow Lake Creek to Suttle Lake. Learn more about the fascinating plant life of the Metolius region, while searching for fall colors of larch and vine maple. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

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  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a moderate to challenging, ~5.5 mile hike on dirt roads and trails.

    Route: This hike will start at the North Trailhead of the Metolius Preserve and will follow the Lake Creek Trail to Suttle Lake. Terrain will be uneven at times.

    Elevation gain/loss: There is moderate, cumulative elevation gain/loss of 450 ft on this hike.

  • What to Bring

    Snacks/Lunch, water, sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather.

  • About the Property

    The Metolius Preserve is a 1,240 acre forested Preserve near Camp Sherman, Oregon. The Deschutes Land Trust established the Preserve in 2003. The Preserve contains mature ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, and western larch, as well as a rich diversity of other plant species. Three miles of Lake Creek, an important tributary to the Metolius River, flow through the property, contributing to the rich habitat found on the Preserve.