The Cove Palisades State Park

Metolius, Oregon

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The Cove Palisades State Park is known as a boating paradise, but tucked among the hills overlooking the junctions of three of Central Oregon’s most prominent rivers—the Deschutes, the Metolius, and the Crooked—is also one of the region’s best High Desert loop trails: the Tam-a-láu Trail.
Trail Running: Bend and Central Oregon

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Trail Running: Bend and Central Oregon

by Lucas Alberg (Wilderness Press)

The Cove Palisades State Park is known as a boating paradise, but tucked among the hills overlooking the junctions of three of Central Oregon’s most
prominent rivers—the Deschutes, the Metolius, and the Crooked—is also one of the region’s best High Desert loop trails: the Tam-a-láu Trail.

© 2016 Lucas Alberg/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Metolius
Length: 6.5
Elevation Gain: 1,109 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Year-round, sunrise–sunset Best: Spring
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: The Cove Palisades State Park, 541-546-3412, tinyurl.com/covepalisades
Local Maps: PDF map at tinyurl.com/covepalisadesmap
Topo Map: The Cove Palisades State Park Topographic Map
Guide Book: Trail Running: Bend and Central Oregon Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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