Beeman Junkins Trail #3015 reopened to the public

Release Date: Jul 19, 2022

Contact(s): Darcy Weseman (541) 278-3722

PENDLETON, Ore. (July 19, 2022) — Forest Service officials on the North Fork John Day Ranger District have reopened the Beeman Junkins Trail #3015 at the Welch Creek trailhead (located at Welch Creek Campground).

The trail was closed due to an unsafe bridge that crosses Desolation Creek. The bridge supports had deteriorated, which made the bridge unstable. Forest Service employees completed repairs on the bridge this week. Public access into the area reopened upon completion of the work.   

For more information about trail conditions on the North Fork John Day Ranger District, please call (541) 427- 3231. For a list of trails on the Umatilla National Forest please visit or download the Pacific Northwest Forests app onto a mobile device.

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