North Fork Malheur Trail #381

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The trail has a foot bridge that crosses the North Fork Malheur Wild and Scenic River at the trailhead, then goes along the west side of the river into an incredible remote canyon.  The remote canyon allows visitors to see beautiful geological features.  In the spring and early summer visitors can see beautiful wildflowers.

Rattle snakes are known to inhabit the area please use caution when recreating.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 05/03/2021: The trail is open, the area may be unreachable due to snow, mud and ice. The trail has been cleared of downed trees and debris. 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: Motorized use prohibited.
Closest Towns: Prairie City, OR

General Information


From Prairie City, OR., turn onto South Main Street.  Follow South Main Street to the junction with Bridge Street.  Turn left onto Bridge Street and continue past the cemetary, the road then becomes County Road 62.  Follow County Road 62 approximately 19 miles to the junction with Forest Road 16.  Turn east onto Forest Road 16 and follow for approximatley 11 miles to the junction with Forest Road 1675.  Follow Forest  Road 1675 for approximatley 2 miles to the campground.

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  Area/Length : 
12.4 miles

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  Elevation : 
4000 - 4880