Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Tom Wainwright for a fall colors hike at the Metolius Preserve. From ponderosa pine forest to lush creekside corridors, the Metolius basin boasts a unique combination of wetter plants from the west side of the Cascades along with the drier eastern Cascade vegetation. We'll explore this fascinating transition zone while enjoying golden bracken fern and larch and searching for scarlet vine maple. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.
Hike Rating: This is an easy 3-4 mile hike on Preserve trails.
Route: This hike will start at the South Trailhead of 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.