Head of the Metolius Observation Site

Area Status: Open

This site at the head of Metolius Springs offers great scenery and interpretative signs.
There is a parking area and a 1/8th of a mile paved trail to the Head of the Metolius.

At a Glance

Fees: No Fee
Open Season: Year-Around
Usage: Heavy
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Sisters Ranger District
201 N. Pine Street
PO Box 249
Sisters, OR 97759
(541) 549-7700

General Information


From Sisters, OR: Travel 9.6 miles northwest on Highway 20, then 4.4 miles north on Forest Road 14.


Restroom and picnic tables are accessible, but the viewing platform trail grade it too steep. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


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