Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Wall for a fall colors hike at one of our flagship Preserves–the Metolius Preserve. Hike next to Lake Creek and around the northern portion of the Preserve to learn about ponderosa pines and the white-headed woodpeckers that depend on them. Enjoy the brilliant yellow of changing larch trees, then take a break by the creek and hear how native salmon are making their return. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.
Hike Rating: This is an easy ~3 mile hike on trails.
Route: This hike will start at the North 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.