Fir Trail Wander, Metolius Preserve

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Wall for a late spring walk at one of our flagship Preserves--the Metolius Preserve. Explore the South Trailhead portion of the Preserve and the beautiful new Fir Trails that take visitors into the middle section of the Preserve. Meander along Lake Creek and out into pine forest while learning about the natural and human history of the Preserve. Get to know our new trail system with an easy wander. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is an easy ~1 mile hike on trails.

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

    Elevation gain/loss: There is very little elevation gain/loss 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.