Skyline Trail #385

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail leads along the backbone of the Strawberry Mountains, in the eastern end of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. It allows access to the upper end of the Big Creek drainage and to both Slide Lake and High Lake. This trail is used primarily by big game hunters and horse users. The west end of the trail was burned in a 1990 fire.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: 06/22/2021: The trail is reachable, however the trail may have spots with large amounts of snow or downed trees. 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: John Day, ORPrairie City, OR
Information Center: Prairie City Ranger District

General Information


From the town of Prairie City, OR., turn onto South Main Street.  Follow South Main Street to the junction with Bridge Street, turn left onto Bridge Street.  Follow Bridge Street past the local cemetary the road then becomes County Road 62, continue on County Road 62 for approximately 17 miles to the junction with Forest Road 101 on the right.  Turn on to Forest Road 101 and follow for approximately 1 mile to the trailhead. 

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  Area/Length : 
17.8 miles

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  Elevation : 
6100 - 8000