Sunshine Flat Trail #369

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This shared use trail begins along the ridge top, and has many openings in the forest offering good views of the surrounding area. The trail goes through a couple of grassy clearings, dropping to the road becoming a bit harder to find again. Not maintained for ATV use.This trail is lightly used, and sees it's most use during big game hunting season.  Carry water. Area burned in 1991 fire.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 9/17/2020:  The trail is open. The trail has been cleared of downed trees and debris. Pack it in/Pack it out- anything you bring with you into the forest, please take home with you. This includes packing out all trash – yours and others. Examples: cigarette butts, cans, bottles, and food.  Please follow local and state health guidelines.  
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Prairie City, OR

General Information

Directions:

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, and follow past the local cemetary.  The road then becomes County Road 62.  Follow County Road 62 approximately approximately 13 miles to the junction with Forest Road 918 on the left.  Follow Forest Road 918 for approximately 3 miles to the trailhead. This trail is also known as the Rail Creek Trail.


Activities


Bicycling

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Mountain Biking

This short 3.7 mile trail makes a nice ride for anyone wishing to take a trip on their bicycle into stands of ponderosa pine and lodge pole pine.  Riders can connect with other trails such as Horseshoe Trail #363 for a longer ride.  Continue on the Horseshoe Trail to Forest Road 13, then travel down Forest Road 13 to the connection with Sheep Creek Trail #371.  Follow Sheep Creek Trail back to the junction with Sunshine Flat Trail to create an approximately 13.7 mile long loop ride.

Hikers and horse riders use this trail, please be heads up when riding in the area.


Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
3.7 miles

  Latitude : 
44.325204

  Longitude : 
-118.5342

  Elevation : 
5500 - 8000

 



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