South Prong Trailhead

Area Status: Open

This trailhead, which is located just north of Mud Springs Horse Camp, provides access into Black Canyon Wilderness via South Prong Trail (#821).

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At a Glance

Reservations: This is a First Come, First Served facility.
Area Amenities: Toilets,Parking
Fees: This is a free facility.
Restrictions: Trailheads are for Day Use only.
Closest Towns: Paulina, Oregon
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1) shared with the campground
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Ochoco National Forest
3160 NE Third Street
Prineville, Oregon 97754
(541) 416-6500

General Information


From the town of Paulina, Oregon:

Continue east on Hwy 112 for approximately 3.5 miles.

Turn left onto County Road 113 and continue for approximately 1.5 miles.

Turn right onto County Road 135 and continue for approximately 9 miles.

Turn right onto Forest Service Road 58 and continue for approximately 4 miles.

Turn left onto Forest Service Road 5840 and continue for approximately 7 miles.

Turn right onto Forest Service Road 800 and continue toward Mud Springs Horse Camp.

South Prong Trailhead will be just to the north of the campground.

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Parking: Parking is available in the parking lot.
Toilets: Vault Toilet (1) is shared with the campground

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