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

Directions:

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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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
3.7 miles

  Latitude : 
44.663081

  Longitude : 
-118.6471

  Elevation : 
6550 - 7200

 



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