East Fork Canyon Creek Trail #211


Area Status: Unreachable
  
photo of trail in wilderness

This trail accesses the Canyon Creek Natural Area -- a unique park like stand of old growth ponderosa pine within Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. This trail offers both low and high elevation life zones to explore.  The first 1/2 mile of the trail heads slightly downhill across some rocky areas.  The rest of the trail has a fairly gentle grade, and it is not very rocky; it is mostly dirt and pine needle surface.  There is a wide variety of campsites along this trail.

The trail passes through magnificent old growth Ponderosa Pine, Grand Fir and Western Larch (Tamarack) also take note of the Alder, Sedges and other wetland plants.  There are some interesting wet meadows in the first couple of miles of the trail.

East Fork Canyon Creek offers good native cutthroat trout fishing.

East Fork Canyon Creek Trail Brochure

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.
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

Directions:

From John Day, OR., travel south on US Highway 395 to the junction with County Road 65.  Follow County Road 65 south approximately 4 miles to the junction with the Forest Road 6510. Follow Forest Road 6510 to the junction with Forest Road 812. Take Forest Road 812 to the trailhead at the end of the road.


Activities

River and Stream Fishing

Recreation areas with activity River and Stream Fishing:

East Fork Canyon Creek offers good native cutthroat trout fishing.  For regulation and license information please visit the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking:

The trail offers both low and high elevation life zones to explore.  The first 0.5 miles of the trail heads slightly downhill across some rocky areas.  The rest of the trail has a fairly gentle grade, and it is not very rocky; it is mostly dirt and pine needle surface. 

Backpacking

Recreation areas with activity Backpacking:

This trail offers both low and high elevation life zones to explore. There is a wide variety of campsites along this trail.

Please use existing campsites when camping in the wilderness.

Horse Camping

Recreation areas with activity Horse Camping:

There are a wide variety of campsites along this trail.  Please use existing sites when camping in the wilderness.

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

Horse Riding

Recreation areas with activity Horse Riding:

There is plenty of room for parking at the trailhead. There are stalls and hitching rails available for horses. Stock water is located 0.5 miles down the trail on the East Fork of Canyon Creek.

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

Viewing Plants

Recreation areas with activity Viewing Plants:

This trail passes through magnificent old growth Ponderosa Pine, Grand Fir and Western Larch (Tamarack) also take note of the Alder, Sedges and other wetland plants.  There are some interesting wet meadows in the first couple of miles of the trail. 

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Highlights

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
9.9 miles

  Elevation : 
4500 - 7200