Harris Park Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The best access into Ashenfelder Basin which is the area between Laramie Peak and Black Mountain; wilderness without the designation. This isn't an easy trailhead to get to and requires a high-clearance vehicle to access. The trailhead offers a small parking area, large enough for only about three vehicles. A trailhead sign marks the trail's beginning.  The Harris Park Trail provides access to several other hiking trails in the Ashenfelder Creek area.  This trail travels up Fall Creek through ponderosa pine stands and rocky outcroppings for the first mile. The trail then descends the rest of the way into a very scenic camping area along Ashenfelder Creek. Black bear, mountain lion, mule deer and elk may be seen in this area.  It is managed by the Douglas Ranger District.

At a Glance

Fees No fee.
Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Restrictions: No motorized use.
Closest Towns: Wheatland, Wyoming
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Take Hwy 94 (Esterbrook Road) south from Douglas for 17 miles, then County Road 5 for 11 miles. At Esterbrook take the Harris Park Road 633 for about eleven miles to the Boy Scout Camp and turn right. Then, take FS Road 667 through the camp about one mile to the trailhead. FS Road 667 is rough -- you will need a high clearance vehicle.

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