Scotty Creek Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

*** Scotty Creek Trail is temporarily CLOSED during trail rehabilitation. It will reopen to the public as soon as trail work is complete***

This trailhead is the southern access point for Scotty Creek Trail (#838), which travels north for 4.2 miles and terminates at Cougar West Trailhead.

The area is located on the edge of a small meadow surrounded by large pine and fir trees just north of Mill Creek Wilderness. This spot was a watering hole for sheep at Grant Spring in days gone by.

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:

Head east for approximately 28 miles on Highway 26.

Turn left onto Forest Service Road 27 and head west for approximately 5 miles.  

Stay right at the junction of Forest Service Road 27 and Forest Service Road 250 to merge onto Forest Service Road 250.  

Scotty Creek Trailhead will be on your right about a ½ mile from that junction.

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Parking Parking is available in the parking lot, and can accommodate a variety of vehicle sizes.
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