Metolius-Windigo Trail

photo: East Cascade Back Country Horsemen trail clearing volunteers. Photo by Linda Thomas. Type: Backcountry
Length: 120.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (off pavement)
Camping
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Equestrian - Other stock
Fishing
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? Yes

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Directions

Location: Deschutes National Forest
States: Oregon
Counties: Deschutes
Latitude: 44.01744   Longitude: -121.69424

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Description

The Metolius-Windigo Trail goes from the head of the Metolius River in the Sisters Ranger District, across the Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District and then down to Windigo Pass in the Crescent Ranger District. Along the way, especially in the Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District, it follows other trails to form a continuous route from north to south. A good map of the route of this trail is essential when planning a trip from start to finish.

Additional Details

Width: 14 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, compacted
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 8%
Elevation Low Point: 4,600
Elevation High Point: 6,900
Year Designated: 1980

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Marv Lang
Recreation Forester
Deschutes National Forest
Bend-Fort Rock Rd.
1230 NE 3rd St., Ste. A262
Bend , OR 97701
(541) 383-4793
melang@fs.fed.us
http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/centraloregon

 

Photos

East Cascade Back Country Horsemen trail clearing volunteers. Photo by Linda Thomas.

East Cascade Back Country Horsemen trail clearing volunteers. Photo by Linda Thomas.

East Cascade Back Country Horsemen crew logging out trees to open the trail for use. Photo by Linda Thomas.

East Cascade Back Country Horsemen crew logging out trees to open the trail for use. Photo by Linda Thomas.

 

East Cascade Back Country Horsemen trail clearing volunteers. Photo by Linda Thomas.

East Cascade Back Country Horsemen trail clearing volunteers. Photo by Linda Thomas.

East Cascade Back Country Horsemen trail volunteers cooling off. Photo by Linda Thomas.

East Cascade Back Country Horsemen trail volunteers cooling off. Photo by Linda Thomas.

 

East Cascade Back Country Horsemen crew logging out trees to open the trail for use. Photo by Linda Thomas.

East Cascade Back Country Horsemen crew logging out trees to open the trail for use. Photo by Linda Thomas.

East Cascade Back Country Horsemen trail clearing volunteers. Photo by Linda Thomas and Lane Thomas.

East Cascade Back Country Horsemen trail clearing volunteers. Photo by Linda Thomas and Lane Thomas.

 

East Cascade Back Country Horsemen trail clearing volunteers. Photo by Linda Thomas and Lane Thomas.

East Cascade Back Country Horsemen trail clearing volunteers. Photo by Linda Thomas and Lane Thomas.

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