Metolius River is a 4.1 mile out and back trail located near Camp Sherman, OR and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
This is a trail that goes along the Metolius River past several campgrounds. Good news: unless the campers are chilling by the river, you won't see many people there. Campsites are at least a 100 feet inland but there might be people on the other side of the river, hanging out on the porches in the cabin developments on the other side. This is not a deep wilderness trail but a lot of natural fish habitat areas are being restored and the river banks were being restored when I hiked it. The trail ends at Camp Sherman, a great place to get ice, water, snacks or an extra sweater and a postcard. I had to carry a bag of ice back to the campground (one of those you pass as you turn towards Camp Sherman from Highway 22, and that was a fun walk with some cargo. Neither rocky nor beachy - you may cross a couple bridges depending on the paths you take and sneak a peak at snow peak of Mt Jefferson if you go in late June. Easier than a nearby Black Butte trail, I would give it an "Easy" rating.