Geology Wander, Metolius Preserve
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Derek Loeb to learn about the geologic past of the Metolius Preserve. We'll wander through pine forests, exploring how the area that includes the Preserve was formed by glacial ice and fiery volcanoes. Enjoy a late morning stroll while learning about this unique landscape. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.
Outing Details + Route
Hike Rating: This is an easy, ~2 mile walk on trails.
Route: This hike will start at the South Trailhead at 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 pinpine, 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.