Metolius River

Bend, Oregon

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The Metolius River is the most magical of all rivers in the state of Oregon. Originating from two clusters of substantial underground springs at the base of Black Butte, the river appears to rise fully formed from underground. Though the headwaters are impressive, the rest of the river is even more spectacular. The waters of the Metolius are clean and clear, and the river and idyllic woods on each side create a stunning backdrop. A National Wild and Scenic River, the Metolius is best described as a scene from the Brad Pitt ?lm A River Runs Through It.
Trail Running: Bend and Central Oregon

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Trail Running: Bend and Central Oregon

by Lucas Alberg (Wilderness Press)

The Metolius River is the most magical of all rivers in the state of Oregon. Originating from two clusters of substantial underground springs at the base of Black Butte, the river appears to rise fully formed from underground.

Though the headwaters are impressive, the rest of the river is even more spectacular. The waters of the Metolius are clean and clear, and the river and idyllic woods on each side create a stunning backdrop. A National Wild and Scenic River, the Metolius is best described as a scene from the Brad Pitt ?lm A River Runs Through It.

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

Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Bend
Distance: 5.6
Elevation Gain: 96 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round, sunriseā€“sunset. Best: Fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Sisters Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest; 541-549-7700, www.fs.usda.gov/deschutes; Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery, 541-595-6611, tinyurl.com/wizardfalls
Local Maps: Sisters & Redmond High Desert Trail Map by Adventure Maps, Inc. ($12, adventuremaps.net)
Driving Directions: Directions to Metolius River

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