Metolius River Loops
3.3 - 20 miles
This series of loops begins and ends at the historic Camp Sherman Store and Fly Shop on the beautiful Metolius River. These loops vary in difficulty from short, family-friendly rides of as little as 3.3 miles to a more challenging 20-mile ride if you connect several of the shorter loops. With a few moderate exceptions, most of the riding is flat or rolling, and perfect for a family outing.
All loops along this route are paved roads maintained by the Forest Service. Shoulders are typically narrow, and traffic and speeds are moderate on most stretches. Several stopping points along the routes offer potable water and restrooms.
You’ll enjoy beautiful views at the Metolius Fish Overlook, both placid and breathtaking glimpses of the river and peek-a-boo views of Mt. Jefferson, and you can find great educational stopping points for picnics and hikes at the Head of the Metolius, the Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery and a variety of historical sites.
These routes follow a beautiful stretch of the Metolius River that reflects dynamic changes of the seasons as they progress; you’ll enjoy amazing greens of all hues in the spring and summer, followed by stunning reds, yellows and oranges throughout the fall.
~Ride Oregon Ride