River + Fen Hike, Metolius River Preserve

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and David Miller for a tour of our new Metolius River Preserve! We�ll hike a portion of the beautiful west side Metolius River trail from Lower Bridge Campground south into the Preserve. Enjoy summer wildflowers while you explore the Preserve�s mixed pine, cedar, and spruce forest. Then, dig deeper into the Preserve�s super cool fen and learn more about this special kind of wetland. 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 Lower Bridge Campground on the Metolius River and follow a dirt trail along the river and through the forest. Terrain will be uneven at times.

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

  • What to Bring

    Snacks, water, closed toe shoes. Dress for the weather.

  • About the Property

    The Metolius River Preserve is a 30-acre Preserve near Camp Sherman, Oregon. The Preserve includes .75 miles of the Metolius River, mixed pine, cedar and spruce forest, a riverside meadow, and a rare fen or wetland. It is home to a host of wildlife species including returning salmon and sockeye, songbirds, deer, and a variety of unique plants and trees.