Arch Rock Trail #258
Arch Rock is an easy, enjoyable short hike for families and geology lovers. The trail takes visitors to Arch Rock, an ashflow tuff with a scenic arch and several small rockshelters eroded into the outcrop, allowing visitors a place to see fascinating geological features.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Visitors should be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions. Please remember that if you pack it in, please pack it out with you.|
|Restrictions:||Horse, motorized, and mountain bike use prohibited.|
|Closest Towns:||Prairie City, OR|
From John Day, OR., travel east on US Highway 26 approximately 10 miles to the junction with County Road 18. Turn north onto County Road 18, follow for approximately 10 miles to the junction of Forest Service road 36. Follow Forest Road 36 along Camp Creek the junction with Forest Road 3650. Follow Forest Road 3650 to the junction of Forest Service Road 3650-468 where the trailhead is located.
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This short hike allows visitors to see beautiful geolocial formations as well as enjoy a beautiful drive to the area. An ashflow tuff with a scenic arch and several small rockshelters eroded into the outcrop. A great place to stop as you explore the camp creek area. For those looking for more places to visit in the near by area, Magone Lake is a 10 mile drive away allowing for hiking, swimming and relaxing. Within 12 miles hikers can enjoy Nipple Butte Trail #346, this trail is a shared use trail. Please be prepared for horse riders, bicyclists, and OHV riders.
This trail allows visitors to see beautiful scenery including fantastic rock formations. An ashflow tuff with a scenic arch and several small rockshelters eroded into the outcrop.