Cox Pass Trailhead

Area Status: Open

Provides accesses to: Fremont National Recreation Trail #160 - Middle Segment which is open to hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. There is no trail connection south to Mill Trailhead due to land ownership issues. Situated on top of a large butte, Cox Pass is an open meadow surrounded by Ponderosa pine trees. The trailhead affords a memorable view of Abert Rim. 

Amenities include a parking area, one vault toilet, dispersed camping and signage at the access point to the Fremont National Recreation Trail. Parking area is adequate for trailer turnaround.

There is no potable water. Visitors need to pack plenty of water. Trail and parking area maintained during open season.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: (Lakeview Ranger District)
Fees: No fee
Open Season: 06/15 - 09/15; 09/16-06/14 Open with Reduce Services
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Motorized use prohibited.
Closest Towns: Lakeview, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Lakeview Ranger District

General Information


Cox Pass Trailhead is located 40 minutes north of Lakeview, OR.

From Lakeview, OR take Oregon Highway 395 north, toward Paisley, Oregon, then turn left on County Road 2-14. Continue northwest on County Road 2014 as it will turn into Forest Service (FS) Road 3628. Then turn right on FS Road 3625. The trailhead will be on the right.

Cox Pass Trailhead vicinity map.

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5312 feet