Black Canyon East Trailhead

This trailhead is located at the eastern terminus of Black Canyon Trail (#820) within Black Canyon Wilderness. There is a small parking area that can accommodate most vehicles, but parking is limited.

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At a Glance

Reservations: This is a First Come, First Served facility.
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees: This is a free facility.
Permit Info: Please fill out a Wilderness Registration Permit located in the box attached to the sign board and place it in the slot before beginning your hike.
Restrictions: This is a Day-Use only facility.  No overnight camping is permitted at trailheads or Sno-Parks on the Ochoco National Forest or Crooked River National Grassland.
Closest Towns: Dayville, OR; Paulina, OR; Prineville, OR
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Ochoco National Forest
3160 NE Third Street
Prineville, Oregon 97754
(541) 416-6500

General Information


From Dayville, Oregon:

Head south on County Road 42 and proceed for approximately 9 miles. 

Stay left at the junction of County Road 42 and South Fork Road to merge onto South Fork Road.  

Proceed for another 3 miles on this underdeveloped road and Black Canyon East (formerly South Fork) Trailhead will be on your right. 

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Parking: Parking is available in a small parking lot.

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