Strawberry Lake Trail #5004

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Access this trail via Strawberry Basin Trail #375 which starts at Strawberry Campground.  This trail follows along beautiful Strawberry Lake, which is fed by winter snow.  Set amongst pine trees the trail is dirt and rock surfaced, and affords visitors the opportunity to bird watch, enjoy fresh air in a designated wilderness.  Visitors to the area can see deer, elk and mountain goats traversing the rock ledges near the lake.  This trail circles Strawberry Lake within 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. Horse, 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., turn onto South Main Street.  Follow South Main Street to the junction with Bridge Street.  Turn left onto Bridge Street, at approximately 0.2 miles (the second right turn) turn onto Bridge Street again.  Follow Bridge Street to city limits, the road then becomes County Road 60.  Continue on County Road 60 for approximately 7 miles, the road then becomes Forest Road #6001.  Follow Forest Road #6001 for approximately 2 miles to Strawberry Campground and Strawberry Basin Trailhead. Take Strawberry Basin Trail #375.

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



The road leading to the Strawberry Basin Trailhead is very narrow.  The last mile of road becomes steap and during spring rains becomes very rutted. 



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  Area/Length : 
0.6 miles

  Elevation : 
7000 - 7200