Payten Trail (#820D)

  

The trail starts from Payten Trailhead.  The traditional, established route of the Payten Trail in the Black Canyon Wilderness crosses private land for 1.3 miles without a right-of-way allowing public access.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Payten Trail is not being currently maintained, and is considered closed at the National Forest boundary where it passes onto private land.
Restrictions: No mountain biking or motorized use.
Closest Towns: Paulina, OR; Prineville, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Paulina Ranger Station, Ochoco National Forest
 

General Information

Directions:

The unmarked Payten Trailhead is at 760 Reservoir on Forest Road 3800-690. Payten Trail is not being currently maintained, and is considered closed at the National Forest boundary where it passes onto private land.


Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Most Difficult

Horse Riding & Camping

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
3.0 miles

  Elevation : 
3500 - 5250

 



https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/ochoco/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=38634&actid=50