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Metolius River Preserve Hike, Metolius River Preserve

July 22, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Driving Directions to Paulina Creek Preserve: **Please note Paulina Creek Preserve can only be visited on guided Land Trust tours or via hos

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and David Miller for a summer hike at the Metolius River Preserve. We’ll hike a portion of the beautiful west side Metolius River Trail from Lower Bridge Campground south towards the Preserve. Enjoy summer wildflowers while you explore the area’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 and follow the Metolius River 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.

What to Bring: Snacks/lunch, water, closed toe shoes. Dress for the weather.


July 22, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm