Cedar Grove Trail #203A

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Cedar Grove National Recreation Trail enables the public to visit a natural Cedar Botanical Area located on the Forest. This area is unique since it has the only Alaskan yellow cedar trees within several hundred miles. There are several areas available to camp in the vicinity.

The area was burned over in recent years during wildfires.  Yellow Cedar are still visible, and the area is a great place to see how nature recovers after wildfires.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 6/1/2020: The trail is open, please be prepared for downed trees, snow or muddy conditions on the trail. Please remember that if you pack it in, please pack it out with you.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Horse, motorized, and mountain bike use prohibited.
Closest Towns: Mt. Vernon, OR

General Information


From John Day, OR., travel west on US Highway 26 approximately 18 miles to Forest Service Road 21 (Fields Creek). Proceed south on Forest Service Road 21 for approximately 9 miles to the junction of Forest Service Road 2150. Travel west on Forest Service Road 2150 another 5 miles to the trailhead area.


Parking is very limited at the trailhead area.

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  Area/Length : 
1.0 miles

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  Elevation : 
5200 - 5600