Slide Basin Trail #372

Area Status: Not Cleared

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.

Slide Basin Trail Brochure

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Slide Basin Trail # 372 has sections that have been washed out, making it difficult to traverse after the Tie-in Trail junction to Skyline Trail. It is recommended to avoid the Slide Basin Trail between the Tie-in Trail #5006 adn teh Skyline Trail #385. The Tie-in Trail is the recommneded route between Slide Basin Trail and Skyline Trail. Visitors should be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions. Please remember that if you pack it in, please pack it out with you.
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.


Day Hiking


Horse Riding

Viewing Plants

This trail is also an excellent trail for wildflowers in mid-July.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



  Area/Length : 
2.3 miles

  Elevation : 
6400 - 7200