The Metolius-Windigo Trail was created by linking sections of existing trails, primarily to serve long-distance horse riders seeking a lower-elevation alternative to the Pacific Crest Trail along the Three Sisters section. While the PCT travels along the more rugged west side of the Cascades in this section, the Metolius-Windigo Trail sticks to the east side of the mountains. The trail branches from the PCT at Windigo Pass south of Crescent Lake and ends near Mt Jefferson Wilderness northwest of Sisters.
Due to its length, the trail passes through a wide variety of terrain and habitat types.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.