West Metolius River Trail

EASY 18 reviews

West Metolius River Trail is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Camp Sherman, OR that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

7.4 miles 429 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

20 days ago

Decent hike. Some nice views on the way.

fly fishing
1 month ago

Best hiked with a fly rod.

3 months ago

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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.

walking
5 months ago

Pretty hike. Not challenging but it was beautiful

hiking
6 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful and easy

8 months ago

Beautiful

hiking
8 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

fishing
1 year ago

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.

hiking
1 year ago

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 .

hiking
2 years ago

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.

hiking
3 years ago

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.

hiking
5 years ago

Beautiful,easy hike. Fish hatchery is lots of fun especially with kids. Camping and cabins nearby.

hiking
5 years ago

Beautiful River's Edge Trail; great fishing; Hikes to & from campsites, Fish Hatchery along the trail was an awesome detour too!