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
NO

6/10/2022

SNOW COVERED

 Anthony Lake Shoreline #1605 0.8 Anthony Lake Day Use Area
NO

6/10/2022

SNOW COVERED

 Hoffer Lake #1641  1.0 Anthony Lake Boat Launch
NO

6/10/2022

SNOW COVERED

 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
NO
 
 Phillips Lake North Shoreline #1608  6.6  Mason Dam Boat Launch or Mowich Loop Picnic Area
NO
 
Powder River Accessible Trail #1613 0.7 Powder River Trailhead
NO
 

Elkhorn Mountains (non-wilderness area)

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

6/10/2022

SNOW COVERED

Killamacue Lake #1617 3.1 Forest Road 1626 near Killamacue Cr.
NO

6/10/2022

SNOW COVERED

Rock Creek Lake #1626 3.5  Rock Creek Lake Trailhead off County Road 552
No

6/10/2022

SNOW COVERED

 

North Powder River #1632 2.5 Forest Road 7301
No

6/10/2022

SNOW COVERED

Summit Lake 1

Cracker Creek Saddle

or

North Powder River

NO

6/10/2022

SNOW COVERED

Twin Lakes #1633  4.2 Twin Lakes Trailhead
NO

6/10/2022

SNOW COVERED

Van Patten Lake #1634  0.6 Van Patten Lake Trailhead
No

6/10/2022

SNOW COVERED

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.

Unity Trails

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

 

6/10/2022

SNOW COVERED

Crawfish Lake #1606 2.2  
NO

6/10/2022

SNOW COVERED

Elkhorn Crest National Rec Trail #1611 23.2 Elkhorn Crest Trailhead  or Marble Pass Trailhead
No

6/10/2022

SNOW COVERED

Crawfish Basin #1612 2.4  
NO

6/10/2022

SNOW COVERED

Peavy #1640 3.6 Peavy Trailhead
No

6/10/2022

SNOW COVERED

Cunningham Cove #1643 2.9 Peavy Trailhead
No

6/10/2022

SNOW COVERED