Canyon Mountain Trail #218

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

View of canyon mountain trailhead

This trail offers excellent views of the John Day Valley. It also allows access to Canyon Mountain and the west end of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. The trail is compact dirt, with a 2200' elevation gain.  Most of the trail is dry, but there are a few streams that cross the trail.

Canyon Mountain Trail Brochure

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 06/22/2021: The trail is open. Parts of the trail may still be covered with snow or downed trees. Please if you Pack it in/Pack it out- anything you bring with you into the forest, please take home with you. This includes packing out all trash yours and others. Examples: cigarette butts, cans, bottles, and food. Please follow local and state health guidelines.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations apply. Motorized and mountain bike use prohibited.
Closest Towns: John Day, OR
Information Center: Prairie City Ranger District

General Information


From John Day, OR., take US Highway 395 south for approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto County Road 52 (Marysville Road) in Canyon City, OR. Follow County Road 52 for approximately 2 miles, to the junction with County road 77.  Follow County Road 77 for approximately 1/4 mile to the junction with Forest Road 7700333 and follow the road to the trailhead.

The road is not maintained by the Forest Service. Recommend 4X4 vehicles only during dry months of year. Stock trailers are not recommended on this road as they may become high centered.

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  Area/Length : 
15.5 miles

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  Elevation : 
5400 - 7600