Sunrise Butte Trail #255

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail into the Vinegar Hill-Indian Rock Scenic Area offers a spectacular vista of the Middle Fork Valley and the peaks of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness far to the south, while ascending the south face of Sunrise Butte.

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. 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 and mountain bike use prohibited.
Closest Towns: Austin Junction, OR

General Information


From the town of Prairie City, OR., travel east on US Highway 26 approximately 13 miles to the junction with US Highway 7.  Follow US Highway 7 approximately 2 miles to the junction with County Road 20 (Middle Fork of the John Day River Road).  Follow County Road 20 approximately 8 miles to the junction of Forest Road 4550. Follow Forest Road 4550 approximately 4 miles to the junction with Forest Road 4555. Follow the Forest Road 4555 approximately 2 miles to the trailhead.

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  Area/Length : 
3.7 miles

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  Elevation : 
6550 - 7200