This trail, in the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness, gives access to the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness Lakes Basin and Strawberry Mountain. The dirt path trail pass through a beautifully wooded area climbing 1000 feet in elevation and leading to lakes, and waterfalls.
This trail is a heavy use area. It is not recommended for holiday or weekend use. No parking for horse trailers allowed at trailhead. Road is fairly rough for passenger cars.
At a Glance
12/15/2014: Strawberry Basin Trail is open, however the road leading to the campground and trailhead is closed. Visitors can park below the closed gate at Slide Creek Campground or Slide Horse Campground and then hike, ski or snowshoe into the area.
From the town of Prairie City, OR., turn south onto Bridge Street. Continue on Bridge Street over a hill to the junction with Bridge Street, turn south onto Bridge Street again. Continue on this road out of city limits. The road becomes County Road 60 at the city limits. Continue on County Road 60 for approximately 7 miles, the road then becomes Forest Road #6001. Follow Forest Road #6001 for approximatley 2 miles to Strawberry Campground and Strawberry Basin Trailhead. This is an OPEN County road to the Forest boundary, then an open Forest Service road to the trailhead. Please respect private property to the Forest boundary.