The West Metolius River Trail Just Might Be One Of The Most Beautiful Hikes In Oregon
There’s no shortage of scenic hikes in Oregon. Whether you’re looking to trek through old-growth forest or along the coast, scale a mountain or walk behind a waterfall, you can have all sorts of hiking adventures in the Beaver State! In terms of scenic beauty, however, the following hike in central Oregon really is above and beyond. The West Metolius River Trail is a gorgeous hike that’s often overlooked, and it’s absolutely beautiful. The full trail is seven miles; however, there’s a two-mile option that’s simply perfect for a scenic day hike adventure in Oregon.
Have you hiked around the Metolius River before? If so, share your experience with fellow readers in the comments below! For more information on the 2.2-mile West Metolius Loop from Camp Sherman, visit AllTrails; and if you’re feeling ambitious, you’ll find all the details on the 7.3-mile West Metolius River Trail here.
Looking for another picture-perfect hike in Oregon? This scenic trek leads to a footbridge *and* waterfall, and needs to be on your hiking bucket list!
Address: Metolius River Trail, Begins at Camp Sherman store, path follows river on both sides to road, NF-1217, Camp Sherman, OR 97730, USA
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