Trail Report - Southern Elkhorn Mtns/Powder River Basin

The trail report provides the known conditions for the winter recreation trails in the Southern Elkhorn Mountains/Powder River Basin recreation area. In general this recreation area includes trails found west of Baker City and Unity, Oregon, starting in the Monument Rock Wilderness areas going north to the Anthony Lake recreation area along Forest Road 73 (Elkhorn Drive Scenic Byway).

A 'maintained' trail has been reviewed by the district recreation manager, the known hazards (e.g. rock slides, broken trees and branches) have been removed and annual maintenance tasks have been completed.

  • Any User Reports under “Conditions/Notes” in the following tables are not validated by Forest Service personnel; however information is shared for the benefit of all users.

  • Hazards and changing weather conditions may occur at any time so always be prepared for unplanned events. Typical conditions may include downed trees, high-water crossings, water and rock slides on trails, late spring or early fall snow storms on roads and trails.

  • Please be advised that late spring and early fall snow levels are ever changing and that roads and trails may be covered with snow. Contact your local Ranger District for the most current information on roads and trails.

 

Anthony Lakes area

 Trail Name Miles Trail Access Maintained Conditions
Black Lake #1600 0.9 Anthony Lake Boat Launch
YES
OPEN
 Anthony Lake Shoreline #1605 0.8 Anthony Lake Day Use Area
YES

OPEN

 Hoffer Lake #1641  1.0 Anthony Lake Boat Launch
YES

OPEN

 Phillips Lake area

General Conditions: The trails in and around Phillips Lake are free of snow and have been maintained. There are also several mountain bike trails near the lake.

 Trail Name Miles Trail Access Maintained Conditions
 Phillips Lake South Shoreline #1610  6.6  SE Shore Trailhead or SW Shore Campground
YES
OPEN
 Phillips Lake North Shoreline #1608  6.6  Mason Dam Boat Launch or Mowich Loop Picnic Area
YES
OPEN
Powder River Accessible Trail #1613 0.7 Powder River Trailhead
YES
OPEN

Elkhorn Mountains (non-wilderness area)

Trail Name Miles Trail Access Maintained Conditions
Dutch Flat Creek #1607 8.4 Dutch Flat Trailhead
No

FREE OF SNOW

Killamacue Lake #1617 3.1 Forest Road 1626 near Killamacue Cr.
YES
OPEN
Rock Creek Lake #1626 3.5  Rock Creek Lake Trailhead off County Road 552
No

FREE OF SNOW

North Powder River #1632 2.5 Forest Road 7301
No
FREE OF SNOW
Summit Lake 1

Cracker Creek Saddle

or

North Powder River

NO

FREE OF SNOW

Twin Lakes #1633  4.2 Twin Lakes Trailhead
YES
OPEN
Van Patten Lake #1634  0.6 Van Patten Lake Trailhead
No

FREE OF SNOW

General Conditions: The trails in and around the Monument Rock Wilderness Motorized vehicles and mechanical equipment prohibitions in wilderness. Portions of the trails shown below may be partially in the wilderness.

Other trails in the southern side of the Monument Rock Wilderness may be found on the Malheur National Forest website.

Trail Name Miles

Trail Access

Maintained Conditions
Table Rock #1960 2.2 Table Rock No. Trailhead
No
7/2/2018-trail not maintained
Bull Run #1961 4.6 Bull Run Trailhead
No
7/2/2018-trail not maintained
Telephone #1964 1.1 Table Rock No. Trailhead
No

7/2/2018-trail not maintained

Hole in The Ground #1965 2.6 Bull Run Trailhead
No
7/2/2018-trail not maintained
Amelia Creek #1973 3.6 Amelia Cr. Trailhead
No
7/2/2018-trail not maintained

North Fork John Day Wilderness Trails

General Conditions: The trails in and around the North Fork John Day WildernessMotorized vehicles and mechanical equipment prohibitions in wilderness. Portions of the trails shown below may be partially in the wilderness.

Other trails in the main unit of the North Fork John Day Wilderness may be found on the Umatilla National Forest website.

Trail Name Miles Trail Access Maintained Conditions
Baldy Creek #1603 7.6 Baldy Creek Trailhead
No

FREE OF SNOW

Crawfish Lake #1606 2.2  
YES
OPEN
Elkhorn Crest National Rec Trail #1611 23.2 Elkhorn Crest Trailhead  or Marble Pass Trailhead
No

FREE OF SNOW

Crawfish Basin #1612 2.4  
YES
OPEN
Peavy #1640 3.6 Peavy Trailhead
No

FREE OF SNOW

Cunningham Cove #1643 2.9 Peavy Trailhead
No

FREE OF SNOW





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