Deming Creek Trailhead
Located on the south end of Gearhart Mountain Wilderness, Deming Creek Trailhead is one of three access points to this wilderness area. The trailhead, 45 minutes northwest of Bly, Oregon, makes an ideal starting point for those interested in horseback riding because it has corrals.
About three miles on the Boulder Springs Trail #101 must be traversed to arrive at the wilderness boundary. This trail also connects with the Gearhart Mountain Trail #100. There are no amenities at the trailhead, with the exception of a parking area with room for trailer turnaround, and one corral. Dispersed camping is allowed.
There is no portable water. Visitors need to pack plenty of water. Maintenance services are provided from June 15th through September 15th
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||(Bly Ranger District)|
|Open Season:||05/15 - 09/15|
|Restrictions:||Wilderness regulations apply within Gearhart Mountain Wilderness. Mountain bikes are not permitted beyond the wilderness boundary which is located approximately 3 1/2 trail miles northeast of the trailhead.|
|Closest Towns:||Bly, OR|
|Water:||No potable water|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Bly Ranger District|
Deming Creek Trailhead is located 45 minutes northeast of Bly, OR.
From Bly, OR take Oregon Highway 140 east toward Lakeview, Oregon, and turn left onto Campbell Road then a quick right onto Forest Service (FS) Road 24. Follow FS Road 24 east, taking a left onto FS Road 33 and then a right on FS Road 018 to the trailhead.
Safety: The Gearhart Mountain Wilderness was significantly impacted by the 2021 Bootleg Fire. Large segments of this wilderness have a tree mortality rate of 91% or greater. Two of the three trailheads accessing this wilderness, Lookout Rock Trailhead and Deming Creek Trailhead, will remain closed until further notice.
North Fork Sprague Trailhead is open. There are hundreds of trees down on the trail system within this wilderness and the trail tread is difficult to find in multiple locations due to fire impacts. It’s estimated that 50+ trees are on the ground between North Fork Sprague Trailhead and Blue Lake. Visitors are cautioned of the following:
- Visitors should not assume these, or any National Forest System lands, are safe. Post-fire recovery work continues even as areas reopen. Visitors are encouraged to stay alert while travelling through work areas.
- While the landscape is recovering, effects of fire can create hazards that could still be a threat in recently burned areas for the next five to ten years. Hazards may include flash floods and debris flows; falling rocks; burned stump holes, root chambers; infrastructure damage and fire-weakened trees.
- Carefully consider travel routes and campsite locations during and after rain or high wind events. Be aware of potential hazards uphill or upstream of your location.
- For more information about safety in burned areas, visit: https://go.usa.gov/xzSmX.
- We remind visitors to be aware of fire conditions in the area you are visiting and follow guidelines to prevent human-caused fire starts. The public’s role in recreating responsibly has never been more important.
- The Forest Service thanks our partners and the public for their cooperation and understanding.
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