Fire + Ice Hike, Metolius Preserve

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Daniele McKay for a hike through glacier-carved valleys and volcanic craters. We'll start at the Metolius Preserve and make our way via the Lake Creek Trail to Suttle Lake and then on to Blue Lake. Stops along the way will explore how fiery volcanoes and glacial ice have shaped the Cascades. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

Face masks: Per Oregon Health Authority (OHA) guidelines, face masks are no longer required indoors or outside. Individuals who wish to wear a face mask may do so.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a challenging ~12.5 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 and beyond to Blue Lake. Terrain will be uneven at times.

    Elevation gain/loss: This hike is challenging with 450' of cumulative elevation gain/loss.

  • What to Bring

    Snacks/lunch, water, closed toe 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.

  • Accessibility

    The Land Trust is working to make our Walks + Hikes as accessible as possible. Please let us know at least one week in advance if there is something we can do or provide to support you in participating in this outing to the fullest and we will accommodate as possible.