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 Metolius-Windigo gets a lot of use by horses and can be quite sandy — especially in late summer. It’s generally downhill — almost 4000′ — from the South end (Mrazek) to the North end (Peterson Ridge) Most mountain bikers will ride it as a shuttle in this downhill direction.