Summit Trail #5002

Area Status: Unknown

This trail leads to the summit of Strawberry Mountain, in Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. This section of trail affords hikers amazing views.  Access this spur trail from Onion Creek Trail #368. The trail is very steep from the junction of the Onion Creek Trail #368 to the Summit Trail is up to a 52% incline.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 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 Prairie City, OR., turn onto South Main Street.  Follow South Main Street to the juntion with Bridge Street. Turn left onto Bridge Street, from Bridge Street turn onto the first right hand turn.  This is also Bridge Street.  Follow Bridge Street to the city limits.  The road then becomes County Road 60.  Follow County Road 60 approximately 9 miles the road then turns into Forest Road 6001.  On Forest Road 6001 travel approximately 1 mile to Slide Creek Campground.  From Slide Creek Campground the Onion Creek Trail #368 is 1 mile up the road on the right hand side, it is recommended to walk to the trailhead as there is no parking at the trailhead.  Take the Onion Creek Trail #368 to the junction with Summit Trail #5002.

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



Day Hiking


The Summit Trail leads to the top of Strawberry Mountain.  This is a short trail not really suited for a long backpacking trip.  The trail does connect to other trails allowing for a longer multiday backpacking experience.

Horse Riding

Starting from Road End Trail #201A horse riders can travel approximately 1 mile to the junction with the Onion Creek Trail #368.  Following the Onion Creek Trail #368 approximately 2 miles to the junction with Summit Trail #5002.  The trail travels near the summit of Strawberry Mountain. 

It is not recommended to ride up the Onion Creek Trail #368 to reach the Summit Trail #5002 due to the steep continual uphill climb.

Please use weed free hay, take any unused hay with when leaving the forest. 

Viewing Scenery

Visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery from the trail.  Looking out across the John Day Valley visitors will the beauty of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness as it transitions down into the open prairie and farm land below. 

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



  Area/Length : 
0.2 miles

  Elevation : 
8600 - 9038