Big Creek/Snowshoe Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trailhead provides access to Big Creek Trail #377 which enters Strawberry Mountain Wilderness and many other trails.  Offering opportunities for both day hiking and backpacking trips.

Horse facilities provide a convenient jumping off point for access to the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.  The trailhead and trail see the highest usage during big game hunting seasons.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/07/2020:  The trailhead is open. Please be aware that bathrooms will not be cleaned every day.  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: Prairie City, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Prairie City Ranger District

General Information


From Prairie City, OR., turn south onto South Main Street.  Follow South Main Street to the junction with Bridge Street.  Turn left onto Bridge Street, follow Bridge Street out of town this road then becomes County Road 62, follow County Road 62 to the junction with Forest Road 16 at Summit Prairie. Turn west onto Forest Road 16, follow Forest Road 16 approximately 7 miles to the junction with Forest Service road 924 Follow Forest Road 924 approximately 2.5 miles to the junction with Forest Road 1648. Follow Forest Road 1648 for approximately 0.5 miles to the junction with Forest Road 021.  Follow Forest Road 021 approximately 2.5 miles to the trailhead.


There is parking for horse trailers at the trailhead. 

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