Wednesday Nature Kids, Metolius Preserve

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Stephanie Rohdy for Wednesday Nature Kids! Take advantage of early release Wednesdays and venture to your Land Trust Preserves for a seasonal nature hike just for kids ages 6-11. Kids will enjoy hands-on activities along with their essential dose of nature. Snacks are provided and—best of all—grown-ups can drop their charges off and go for their own hike while we entertain your kids! Registration is not required for Wednesday Nature Kids, however it helps us prepare snacks accordingly.

To register, please use the yellow "Register Now" button above.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is an easy, ~1-2 mile walk on dirt roads and trails for kids.

    Route: This hike will start at the North Trailhead of the Metolius Preserve and will explore trails in the area. Terrain will be uneven at times.

    Elevation gain/loss: There is very little elevation gain/loss on this hike.

  • What to Bring

    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.