Hammer Creek Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trailhead is hard to locate and lacks adequate signage, so to find it you will need a keen eye and a strong sense of adventure.  

If you do find the trailhead you may have a feeling of satisfaction in knowing that you have found the access point to Hammer Creek Trail (#840), which is the ONLY official trail located in the Maury Mountains.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: As of May 22, 2020, this site is OPEN
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees This is a free facility.
Restrictions: There is a 14 day stay limit on all National Grassland and US Forest Service land including but not limited to campgrounds and other developed facilities. 
Closest Towns: Post, 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:

Travel southeast on Highway 380 for approximately 26 miles.

Turn south on Forest Service Road 16.

Continue for 7 miles.

The turnout will be on your left about 2 miles past the junction with Forest Service Road 1620.

There is currently no trailhead sign at the site, so you will have to look hard to determine where the trail begins. We are working to correct this.

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Parking Parking is available at the turnout
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4500 - 5200