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Metolious Windigo (Black Butte) Trail

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Length
9.4 miles
Elevation
1358'
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Trail Reports

  • Marc Fortier June 1, 2019 at 7:20 pmFrom the Lower Butte connector to Green Ridge, the only issues are 3 fatties down near the start (1.5 to 2 ft diameter), then it's grown in with snowbush(?) through the clearcut area
  • Marc Fortier June 1, 2019 at 7:17 pmAll good from Green Ridge to Camp Sherman. Never seen this trail so smooth, even after what I assumed would be a busy weekend, equestrian-wise
  • Bruce Bradshaw September 23, 2018 at 7:11 pmOnly rode the Camp Sherman stretch. There are plank bridges across all three forks of Lake Creek. The middle bridge is on a side trail from the horse ford.
  • Marc Fortier May 28, 2018 at 9:01 pmMiserable, horse hoof pulverized trail, from Green Ridge intersection down to the Metolius. Probably got a lot of traffic over the long weekend. Tread is pretty soft though, so a bunch of bike traffic would smooth it out again
  • Heidi H-P May 12, 2016 at 11:53 pmRode most of trail 99 today, beginning at the Metolius headwaters. I eventually bailed to FS road 11 near Hwy 20 and backtracked to the Green Ridge trail and rode that, which also has its issues (see my Green Ridge trail review from today). Trail 99 is miserably chopped up by horse hooves. It has been cleared of trees however, likely courtesy of equestrians. Trail 99 is certainly an equestrian favorite.
  • Marc Fortier May 9, 2016 at 9:29 amRode from the North from Lake Creek trail. Encountered about half a dozen minor trees down before the second creek crossing. I turned around here as there is no bridge, the water was deep (probably 3 feet of fast flowing creek), and the banks were muddy.
 

Trail Description

The Metolius-Windigo trail is over 100 miles long and begins in the north at the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness and runs all the way south to Windigo Pass near Crescent Lake. To minimize confusion the “Met-Win” trail — as it’s often called — is broken into distinct segments each with its own character.

The segment on this page runs for about 9 miles between the Sisters Tie Trail and the Lake Creek Trail near Camp Sherman.

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Trail Reports » Metolious Windigo (Black Butte)

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  1. Marc Fortier says:

    From the Lower Butte connector to Green Ridge, the only issues are 3 fatties down near the start (1.5 to 2 ft diameter), then it’s grown in with snowbush(?) through the clearcut area

  2. Marc Fortier says:

    All good from Green Ridge to Camp Sherman. Never seen this trail so smooth, even after what I assumed would be a busy weekend, equestrian-wise

  3. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Only rode the Camp Sherman stretch. There are plank bridges across all three forks of Lake Creek. The middle bridge is on a side trail from the horse ford.

  4. Marc Fortier says:

    Miserable, horse hoof pulverized trail, from Green Ridge intersection down to the Metolius. Probably got a lot of traffic over the long weekend. Tread is pretty soft though, so a bunch of bike traffic would smooth it out again

  5. Heidi H-P says:

    Rode most of trail 99 today, beginning at the Metolius headwaters. I eventually bailed to FS road 11 near Hwy 20 and backtracked to the Green Ridge trail and rode that, which also has its issues (see my Green Ridge trail review from today). Trail 99 is miserably chopped up by horse hooves. It has been cleared of trees however, likely courtesy of equestrians. Trail 99 is certainly an equestrian favorite.

  6. Marc Fortier says:

    Rode from the North from Lake Creek trail. Encountered about half a dozen minor trees down before the second creek crossing. I turned around here as there is no bridge, the water was deep (probably 3 feet of fast flowing creek), and the banks were muddy.

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