Steins Pillar Trailhead

Area Status: Open

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 erosional remnant if they desire.

At a Glance

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: Prineville, 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 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.

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