backpacking
2 months ago

Difficult loop trail but worth it. Large sections travel through a burn area. Drink lots of water in the summer!

Decent hike. Some nice views on the way.

fly fishing
3 months ago

Best hiked with a fly rod.

Fun quick hike, scenic along the river with lots of native flowers blooming

We thought we would be able to bike this trail since it has "mountain biking" listed in activities to do on this trail. The trailhead sign says ONLY HIKING ALLOWED. No horses, motor vehicles or bikes. The hike is probably great based on other reviews but we were looking to bike.

Pretty hike. Not challenging but it was beautiful

It is a terrific hike and spectacular scenery along the river! Beautiful!

Beautiful and easy

Beautiful

hiking
10 months ago

Awesome! Go on a sunny day with your dog and you will not regret it!

1 year ago

Love this! Many beautiful river spots to stop and enjoy the natural beauty.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

The western end of this trail goes past several nice lakes to camp at, in particular Jorn Lake. Unfortunately, a majority of the trail is bone dry and covered in blowdown. This is the result of the B&B Complex fire raging through here. The trail has recovered little over the years.

Remember to fill your water before crossing the section between Minto Pass Trail and Little Bowerman Lake!

This hike is fantastic and not to crowded at all which is a big plus. You are beside the water for basically the whole hike and it is shaded with breaks of some good sunshine. The water was so clear and blue it was amazing and it was easy enough for all ages although some of the trail did get thin so I wouldn't recommend for trackchairs. Also 2 1/2 miles into the trail there is the hatchery that is great for all ages and has food you can give them for 25 cents.

Easy to moderate trail depending on your experience. The Metolius River is very pretty and there are lots of little places to stop and appreciate it. Fish hatchery is also interesting and worth checking out .

Tons of wild flowers & butterflies lined this pristine watershed, making this easy river trail a real treat. We camped right on the river & enjoyed the benefit of hiking in either direction of camp. Great way to get to know the area. We saw a ton of eagles, hawks, & at night bats swooped over the water to get early evening insects. We will definitely return.