Metolius Preserve Hike, Metolius Preserve


Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Sarah Mowry for a hike on the new trail at the Metolius Preserve. We'll hike through ponderosa pine forests and over the rolling hills that can be found in this special part of the Preserve. Learn about the history of the Metolius Preserve and what the Land Trust is doing to steward the property while hiking the glacial outwash plain. Registration is required.

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  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This will be a moderate 5-6 mile hike on the Metolius Preserve hiking trails.

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

    Elevation gain/loss: This outing will be moderate with little elevation gain/loss.

  • What to Bring

    Snacks, water, sturdy hiking boots. 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.