McClellan Mountain Trail #216


Area Status: Open

This trail allows the recreationist access to the McClellan Mountain Semi-Primitive Roadless Area and is closed to all motorized vehicles. A great trail for hikers and mountainbikers seeking a quiet and secluded adventure. Trailhead is the McClellan Mountain Trailhead.

View from the McClellan Mountain Trail Looking through an opening in trees at the peak of another hill under a beautiful blue sky. Image showing the old dirt and rock two track road that is now the trail leading into  timber

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 12/08/2021: The trail is open. Visitors should be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions. Some roads become impassible due to snow, ice or mud during the winter months. 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: Motorized use prohibited.
Closest Towns: Mt Vernon, OR

General Information

Directions:

From John Day, OR., travel west on Highway 26 approximately 18 miles to the junction with Forest Service Road 21. Drive south on Forest Road 21, approximately 4.5 miles to the junction with Forest Road 115.  Proceed east on Forest Road 115 approximately 1/2 mile to the junction with Forest Road 2160. Travel south on Forest Road 2160 approximately 1/4 mile to the junction with Forest Road 2160-041. Continue traveling south on 2160-041 to the trailhead.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

The McClellan Mountain Trail is a multiuse (motorized use prohibited) route. Down trees are very likely to be encountered intermittently. This is not a looped route.

This trail is shared with other visitors including horseback riders and cyclists; use caution and courtesy when sharing the trail.

Dispersed Camping

The McClellan Mountain trail is a beautiful area that provides access to the Fields Peak area, and wonderful ridgeline hiking.

Areas for Dispersed Camping at McClellan Mountain Trail #216

Day Hiking

The McClellan Mountain Trail #216 is an excellent 10.2 mile hike through stands of timber.  Visitors to the area can enjoy a wonderful day of hiking in the McClellan Mountain Semi-Primitive Roadless Area, an area closed to motorized vehicles. 

Areas for Day Hiking at McClellan Mountain Trail #216

Backpacking

This trail is entirely located through open high mountain terrain.  Visitors can enjoy a quiet hike through the McClellan Mountain Semi-Primitive Roadless Area. 

Areas for Backpacking at McClellan Mountain Trail #216

Horse Riding

This is not a loop trail, so arrangements will be needed at the other end of the trail, or return out the way you came in. 

This trail is used by hikers, please be prepared to share the trail.

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

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
10.2 miles

  Latitude : 
44.331383

  Longitude : 
-119.2613

  Elevation : 
5600 - 7400