Visit the Metolius Preserve for off-season hiking

The Nugget highlights the Metolius Preserve as trails to explore during the off-season.
By Craig Eisenbeis
The Nugget

The Deschutes Land Trust is the steward of several important sites in our region. While many people are familiar with the Land Trust’s role in preserving key ecological features in Central Oregon, it is easy to forget that Trust lands also provide some excellent recreational opportunities.

At this time of the year, many hikers put their trail aspirations to rest or turn to other interests; but that needn’t be the case when there are fine trail options readily available at such places as the Trust’s Metolius Preserve, which is largely outside the snow zone...