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Metolius River Loops Scenic Bikeway


RideOregonRide.com/Metolius is a site just for cyclists hosted by Travel Oregon. It shows restaurants, hotels and bike shops along the route. You can post comments and read posts from other cyclists.



No signs are posted yet on this bikeway. Please refer to maps.

Metolius Loops newspaper article

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 a short family-friendly ride to an extensive 20+/- mile loop. With a few moderate exceptions, most of the riding is flat or rolling and perfect for a family-friendly ride.  



photo credit: Gary Guttorsmen

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.
Cyclists will enjoy beautiful views at the Metolius Fish Overlook, both placid and breathtaking glimpses of the river, peek-a-boo views of Mt. Jefferson, and find great educational stopping points for picnics and hikes at the Headwaters, the Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery, and a variety of historical sites.
These routes reflect the dynamic changes of each season; you will enjoy amazing greens of all hues in the spring and summer followed by stunning reds, yellows and oranges throughout the fall.






Metolius Loops GPS



National Forest Campgrounds
Lower Bridge
Pine Rest
Camp Sherman


Local Info

The Sisters Country

Visit Central Oregon

Click here for the Metolius Sign Plan

The Forest Service, State Parks, local proponents and residents of Camp Sherman worked together to find the best sign plan for the bikeway.