Walton Lake Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trailhead gives easy access to the short and partially ADA-accessible Walton Lake Trail (#809) which makes a complete loop around the lake.

View a map of the Walton Lake Campground and hiking trail

At a Glance

Reservations: This trailhead is a First Come, First Served facility.
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees The trailhead and trail are free facilities, however if you park in the Day Use area within Walton Lake Campground instead of at the actual trailhead to access this trail there is a $5 day-use fee which is charged by the concessionaire.
Restrictions: This trailhead 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: US Forest Service
Information Center: Ochoco National Forest
3160 NE Third Street
Prineville, Oregon 97754
(541) 416-6500

General Information


From Prineville, Oregon:

Travel 16 miles east on Highway 26.

Turn right at the junction to Walton Lake and Big Summit Prairie (County Road 123) and after approximately 8 miles the road turns into Forest Service Road 22.

Turn left onto Forest Service Road 22 and proceed for approximately 7.5 miles.

Walton Lake Trailhead will be on your left just northeast of the entrance to Walton Lake Campground.

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