Length: Approx 12 miles (between connectors) Surface: Mostly dirt single track with some dirt FS road.
Description: The Metolius/Windigo Tie trail extends from the Head of the Metolius south into southern Oregon. This +100-mile National Recreation trail begins near the Metolius River headwaters west of Sisters and runs south to Windigo Pass near Crescent Lake. The trail was created around 1980 by linking sections of existing trails, primarily to serve long-distance horse riders seeking an alternative to the Pacific Crest Trail (#2000) (PCT). The trail is a USFS designated trail, and while not part of the official Sisters Community Trail system, is used regularly by trail enthusiasts. The trail is predominately single track dirt trail with moderate elevation change. It is heavily used by horse riders during the spring to fall period, and thus becomes unsuitable for mountain biking in places during the summer and fall months.
Access: Access to the trail is general via connector trails or at Highway 20 (west of Indian Ford Campground, and Graham Corral (horse staging area), and Cow Camp (horse staging area).