Fry Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trailhead is located where Fry Creek intersects Forest Service Road 2630, and it provides access to the eastern terminus of Keeton Trail (#815).  

Although the two trails in this area (Keeton Trail #815 and Barnhouse Trail #813) do not make a complete loop, portions of Forest Service Road 2630 can be hiked to connect the trailheads.

Additionally, since the trailheads in this area are relatively close, it is easy to work out a shuttle and hike one-way if you have a partner. The parking area here is limited so please plan vehicle travel accordingly.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Reservations: This is a First Come, First Served facility.
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees This is a free facility.
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: Mitchell, Oregon
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 Prineville, Oregon:

Take Highway 380 east 55 miles to Paulina, Oregon.

From Paulina, Oregon:

Head east on County Road 112 for 3.5 miles to Beaver Creek Road (County Road 113), then turn north onto Forest Service Road 42.

Follow Forest Service Road 42 north for 8 miles to Forest Service Road 12.

Follow Forest Service Road 12 north for 15 miles. 

Turn left onto Forest Service Road 2630 and proceed for 2.5 miles.

Fry Trailhead will be on your right.

From John Day, Oregon:

Take Highway 26 west to Dayville, Oregon.

Travel 25 miles west from Dayville to Forest Service Road 12, then head south for 7 miles.

Turn right onto Forest Service Road 2630 and proceed for 2.5 miles. 

Fry Trailhead will be on your right.

From Mitchell, Oregon:

Take Highway 26 going east for 13 miles to Forest Service Road 12.

Take Forest Service Road 12 going south for 7 miles. 

Turn right onto Forest Service Road 2630 and proceed for 2.5 miles. 

Fry Trailhead will be on your right.

NOTE: Keep a keen eye out for the trailhead. It is on the north side of the road and is poorly marked.

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