Slide Basin Trail #372

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail in the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness allows access to Slide Basin and Slide Lakes from Strawberry Basin Trail #375. Interesting rock formations also highlight this trail. Trail proceeds along the side of the mountain offering many scenic views, traveling first through the forest, opening up to a view of Strawberry Mountain, later traversing up the mountain to a view of the John Day Valley and Slide Creek Basin. Slide Falls can also be seen from the trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 12/11/2018: Winter weather conditions have arrived across the Malheur with persistent snow levels dropping to lower elevations. Forest Service roads are not plowed or maintained throughout the winter. Be equipped for rapidly changing weather situations (rain, mud, and snow), plan ahead, and travel prepared. Always let someone know of your plan and expected location.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations apply. Motorized and mountain bike use prohibited.
Closest Towns: Prairie City, OR
Information Center: Prairie City Ranger District

General Information


From the town of Prairie City, OR., south onto Bridge Street, follow the road up and over a hill the second road to the right just over the hill is Bridge Street again turn onto Bridge Street.  This road becomes County Road 60 just outside of city limits.  Continue on County Road 60 approximately 7 miles on Couunty Road 60 the road then becomes Forest Road 6001.  Continue on Forest Road 6001 approximately 2 miles to Strawberry Campground and the Strawberry Basin Trailhead.  Take the Strawberry Basin Trail #375, turn left onto Slide Basin Trail #372.



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  Area/Length : 
2.3 miles

  Elevation : 
6400 - 7200