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 fall colors 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.
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.