Davis Creek Trail #244


Area Status: Open

The majority of the trail is in moderate to heavy timber with only a few scenic vistas. Evidence of old mining and timber activities are visible from the trail. The roads to the western trailhead are extremely rough and not recommended for passenger vehicles. There are loops at both trailheads for easy trailer parking. This trail has very little vertical relief for the first six miles from the eastern end, running relatively close to the contours. The trail is rocky and rough in spots visitors using mountain bikes should be prepared for rocky conditions.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 12/08/2021: The trail is open, however, visitors should be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions. Visitors may encounter downed trees and debris on the trail. Please remember that if you pack it in, please pack it out with you.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Austin Junction, OR

General Information

Directions:

#1 East end - From the town of Prairie City, OR., travel east on US Highway 26, approximately 12 miles to the junction of Forest Service Road 2614. Proceed approximately 2 miles to Forest Service Road 2614229. Turn south on Forest Service Road 2614229, drive approximately 1/4 mile to the trailhead.

#2 West end - From the town of Prairie City, OR., travel approximately 12 miles east on US Highway 26 to the junction with US Highway 7.  Follow US Highway 7 for approximately 1 mile to the junction with County Road 20.  Follow County Road 20 for approximately 7 miles to the junction with Forest Service Road 2050. Drive approximately 1/4 mile to trailhead. DO NOT TURN UP THE HILL AWAY FROM THE CREEK. Forest Service Road 2050072 up the creek bottom becomes impassable, you may use this road as part of the trail.


Activities

Mountain Biking

This trail is very rough and rocky, it is suggested that experienced mountain bike riders use this trail.  The trail travels through moderate to heavy timber. 

This trail is used by hikers, OHV and horse riders please be prepared to share the trail.

Areas for Mountain Biking at Davis Creek Trail #244

Day Hiking

This 9.1 mile trail is rocky and rugged, hikers will travel through beautiful stands of lodge pole and ponderosa pine. 

This trail is used by OHV, bicycle and horse riders, please be prepared to share the trail.

Areas for Day Hiking at Davis Creek Trail #244

Horse Riding

Riders can travel this 9.1 mile trail through ponderosa and lodge pole pine timber.  The trail is rocky and rugged, please use caution when riding on this trail. 

Please use certified weed free hay, remove any unused hay when leaving the area.

This trail is used by hikers, OHV and bicycle riders, please be prepared to share the trail.

Areas for Horse Riding at Davis Creek Trail #244

OHV Trail Riding

This trail is open to OHV riders, however there are spots that the trail becomes very narrow and it is very rocky and rough in spots.  Please ride with caution.

This trail is used by hikers, horse and bicycle riders, please be prepared to share the trail.

Areas for OHV Trail Riding at Davis Creek Trail #244

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
9.1 miles

  Elevation : 
3980 - 4860