South Fork Crooked Creek Trailhead


Area Status: Unreachable
  
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Provides access to: Fremont National Recreation Trail #160 - Southern Segment and the Crane Mountain National Recreation Trail #161. The junction of these trails is located approximately 1/2 trail mile west of the trailhead.

This alpine setting is characterized by large ponderosa pines and stands of aspen trees, which blaze golden every fall. The trail bobs and weaves along Crooked Creek, crossing the creek at various points. This trailhead also accesses the Drake-McDowell Roadless Area, an opportunity for cross country hiking and pure adventure.

Hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding are recreational pursuits on both trails. Amenities at the trailhead include horse corrals, one vault toilet, ample parking with trailer turnaround, and trail signage.

This trailhead offers dispersed camping and one vaulted toilet. 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 reduced 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

Directions:

South Fork of Crooked Creek Trailhead is located 45 minutes northeast of Lakeview, OR.

From Lakeview, OR take Oregon Highway 140 north toward Paisley, Oregon. Turn right following Hwy 140 east toward Adel, Oregon. Turn left at Forest Service (FS) Road 3615 and follow it north to the trailhead located on the right.

South Fork Crooked Creek trailhead vicinity map.


Recreation Map

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Activities

Mountain Biking

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking

Backpacking

Horse Riding

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Plants

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Highlights

Location

 
  Latitude : 
42.3162992718756

  Longitude : 
-120.168160937337

  Elevation : 
7000 feet