Metolius Preserve Hike, Metolius Preserve

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Nancy Chaffee for a hike 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 and opens 1 month prior to the event.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a moderate, 3-4 mile hike on established trails.

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

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

  • What to Bring

    Snacks, 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.