Roads End

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Roads End Trailhead is an easy walk to a spectacular view of the John Day Valley to the north and Bear Valley to the west and south. The entire length of the trail is on an old roadbed within the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. This trail is the first section of the shortest route to the top of Strawberry Mountain. The end of this trail ties in with the Pine Creek Trail 201 to the west and the Onion Creek Trail 368 to the east. This 3-way intersection is "Roads End" landmark.

Roads End Trail Brochure

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 01/22/2021: The trail is open, however, roads leading into the area may be impassible to passenger vehicles due to snow, mud and ice. 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
Closest Towns: Seneca, OR
Information Center: Prairie City Ranger District

General Information

  • From Prairie City, Oregon, turn onto South Main Street. 
  • Follow South Main Street to the junction with Bridge Street. 
  • Turn left onto Bridge Street and continue past the cemetery, the road then becomes County Road 62. 
  • Follow County Road 62 approximately 20 miles to the junction with Forest Road 16. 
  • Turn right onto Forest Road 16. 
  • Follow Forest Road 16 approximately 6 miles to the junction with Forest Road 1640. 
  • Turn right onto Forest Road 1640 and continue for approximately 11 miles to the Roads End Trailhead.


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  Area/Length : 
1.5 miles

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  Elevation : 
8000 - 8000