Steins Pillar Trailhead
The parking area for this trail is accessed near the end of a windy and bumpy dirt road that climbs elevation steeply, so be sure your vehicle can handle the drive.
The trailhead itself provides access to Steins Pillar Trail (#837), which allows visitors to get to the base of an intriguing rock feature and actually touch the volcanic plug if they desire.
At a Glance
|Reservations:||This is a First Come, First Served facility.|
|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:||Prineville, Oregon|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Ochoco National Forest
3160 NE Third Street
Prineville, Oregon 97754
From Prineville, Oregon:
Take Highway 26 east for approximately 7 miles past Ochoco Reservoir, then turn left onto Mill Creek Road (which turns into Forest Road 33).
Continue heading north for approximately 6 miles.
Turn right onto Forest Service Road 3300-500.
Follow this road for about 2 miles, and the parking area for Steins Pillar Trailhead will be on your left shortly before the road dead ends.
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|Parking:||Parking is available in the parking lot, and can accommodate a variety of vehicle sizes.|