Strawberry Basin Trail #375

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Photo of strawberry trailhead area

Located within the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness, this trail gives access to the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness Lakes Basin and Strawberry Mountain, climbing through alpine woodland on a journey to lakes, peaks and waterfalls.

The Strawberry Basin Trail, along with Strawberry Campground, is one of our higher use areas. Anticipate other users during summer season and heavy use near holiday weekends. No parking for horse trailers allowed at trailhead. The road is fairly rough for passenger cars.

Strawberry Basin Trail Brochure

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/12/2021:  The trail is open. 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: 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 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, the second turn to the right after turning onto Bridge Street is also known as Bridge Street.  Turn right and follow Bridge Street to city limits.  At city limits the road 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 approximatley 2 miles to Strawberry Campground and Strawberry Basin Trailhead. This is an OPEN County road to the Forest boundary, then an open Forest Service road to the trailhead. Please respect private property to the Forest boundary.


There is ample parking at the campground for those wishing to hike or overnight back pack into the wilderness.

There is no parking available for horse trailers.  Please park at Slide Creek Campground or Slide Horse Campground 1 mile south of Strawberry Campground.

Recreation Map

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Lake and Pond Fishing

Recreation areas with activity Lake and Pond Fishing:

Strawberry Lake is stocked regularly with trout by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Fisherman tries her hand at catching some rainbow trout under snowy peaks at Strawberry Lake


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  Area/Length : 
2.8 miles

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  Elevation : 
5800 - 6900