Big Creek/Summit Prairie Trail #B5053

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail is located on the former Hines Railroad Grade.  Traveling on this trail takes you through steep grade, filled to accommodate railroad traffic, deep cuts through rocky hills and flat open areas.  The cut rocks are very interesting to see the layers of geologic material.  The trail is a dirt and rock.  Visitors to the area have great opportunities to see wildflowers of varying varieties.  Wildlife in the area include deer, elk, multiple varieties of birds and many other animals. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 9/17/2020: The trail is open, please be prepared for downed trees and debris on the trail. Please remember that if you pack it in, please pack it out with you. 
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Motorized use prohibited.
Closest Towns: Prairie City, OR

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 and continue past the cemetary.  Bridge Street then becomes County Road 62.  Follow County Road 62 approximately 19 miles to the junction with Forest Road 16.  Travel west on Forest Road 16 to the junction with Forest Road 1600133. Travel on Forest Road 1600133 to the junction with Forest Road 1600097 where the trailhead is located.



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Mountain Biking

This trail is used by visitors to the Lake Creek Youth Camp as well as surrounding campgrounds such as Big Creek Campground and Murray Campground. The trail is open for bicycling, it is a dirt and rock multi-use trail be prepared for hikers walking along the trail. This trail takes visitors through steep grades, filled to accomodate railroad traffic, deep cuts through rocky hills and flat open areas.  A beautiful ride for seeing diverse terrain.


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