Big Creek Trail #377

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail provides access to the south side of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.  The trail climbs in elevation roughly 2300 feet in 5 miles of hiking.  Visitors will see beautiful wildflowers in the spring, multiple species of birds as well as many other forest creatures.  The trail connects to Skyline Trail #385 which connects to other trails allowing for backpacking and loop hikes of longer distances. Camping is possible all along the trail with good opportunities for solitude. Water is scarce from mid-summer on. The trail passes through areas that were burned in wildfires. 

Big Creek Trail Brochure

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/12/2021: The trail is open. If you 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
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations apply. Motorized and mountain bike use prohibited.
Closest Towns: Seneca, OR; Prairie City, OR
Information Center: Prairie City Ranger District

General Information


From Prairie City, OR., turn south onto Main Street. Follow South Main Street to the junction with Bridge Street turn left onto Bridge Street and follow out of town, the road then becomes County Road 62.  Follow County Road 62 to the junction with Forest Road 16 at Summit Prairie. Turn west onto Forest Road 16, follow for approximately 7 miles to the junction with Forest Road 924. Follow Forest Road 924 for approximately 2.5 miles to the junction with Forest Road 1648, follow Forest Road 1648 for 0.5 miles to the junction with Forest Road 021. Follow Forest Service Road 021 approximately 2.5 miles to the Big Creek/Snowshoe Trailhead.



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  Area/Length : 
5.3 miles

  Elevation : 
5500 - 7840