Strawberry Basin Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Provides access to: Strawberry Basin Trail #375Little Strawberry Trail #375AStrawberry Lake Trail #375B within Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. The Strawberry Basin Trailhead is a perfect starting point for hikers wanting to explore the many trails in the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. 

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. Permits are not needed to backpack in the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations apply. Motorized and mountain bike use prohibited.
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 onto South Main Street.  Follow South Main Street to the junction with Bridge Street.  Turn left onto Bridge Street, the second road to the right will be Bridge Street again.  Turn right onto Bridge Street and follow it to city limits, he road then becomes County Road 60.  Continue on County Road 60 for approximately 7 miles the road then becomes Forest Road #6001.  Continue on Forest Road #6001 approximately 2 miles to Strawberry Campground and the trailhead. 

General Notes:

This is an OPEN County road to the Forest boundary, then an open FS road to the campground.  Please respect private property to the Forest boundary.

The last mile of the road is leading to the campground and trailhead to Strawberry Lake is very narrow, steap and after rains may become very rutted.

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