Preserve Frequently Asked Questions

Wondering what you can and can't do at our Preserves? Here are some answers!

Frequently Asked Questions about our Preserves:

Can I bring my dog with me hiking at a Land Trust Preserve?
Dogs are allowed on leash at the following properties: Indian Ford Meadow Preserve, the Metolius Preserve, and Whychus Canyon Preserve. Dogs are not allowed at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. We ask that you observe posted signs regarding dog use. Unfortunately, we cannot allow dogs on our Preserve tours.

Can I ride my horse at a Land Trust Preserve?
Horses are allowed on the Lake Creek Trail at the Metolius Preserve.

Can I ride my bike at a Land Trust Preserve?

Mountain biking is allowed at the Metolius Preserve.

Can I geocache or letterbox at Land Trust Preserves?
Sorry, geocaching is not allowed at Land Trust Preserves.

I love exploring while hiking. Is it ok to go off-trail?
Sorry, no trailblazing allowed. Hiking or biking off-trail can damage delicate wildlife habitat. We have trails and roads available on all of our Community Preserves for exploring.

Can I arrange a group tour of your Preserves?
Yes! We encourage educational use of our Preserves. Please see our group visits page to learn more.

Can I use a Land Trust Preserve for commercial purposes?
No, the Land Trust does not allow commercial use of our Preserves. Learn more.

Can I use a Land Trust Preserve for a private event?
No, the Land Trust does not allow private use of our Preserves. Yes, even for your wedding, elopement, memorial, reunion, protest, or other event. Learn more.