Crane Creek Trail #5024

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This multiple use trail is the road bed of the historic Dalles Military Road. Visitors to the area can enjoy beautiful scenary, wildlife viewing throughout the year and  wildflower viewing in the spring and early summer.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 9/17/2020: The trail is open and has been cleared of downed trees and debris. Please remember that if you pack it in, please pack it out with you.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Prairie City, OR

General Information


From Prairie City, OR., turn south Main Street, follow to the junction with Bridge Street.  Turn left onto Bridge Street and follow past the cemetary.  The road then becomes County Road 62,  continue on County Road 62 for approximately 20 miles to the junction with Forest Service Road 16.  Turn east onto Forest Service Road 16, follow Forest Service Road 16 approximately 3 miles to the junction with Forest Service Road 1663.   Follow 1663 for approximately 1 mile to the junction with Forest Service Road 809, follow Forest Service Road 809 to the trailhad.

Recreation Map

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Mountain Biking

This 6.5 mile trail allows cyclists the opportunity to ride the historic Dalles Military Road through stands of ponderosa and lodge pole pine. 


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Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
6.5 miles

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  Elevation : 
5040 - 6500