Packsaddle Trailhead


Pack Saddle Trailhead Location Map

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Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Packsaddle Trailhead and parking.

Provides access to: Packsaddle Trail #3029 (south) and nearby Christensen Trail #3185 (north). Both are OHV trails, although the Packsaddle Trail turns ceases being open to OHVs at the wilderness boundary (about 1.5 miles from the trailhead).  There are several large dispersed campsites adjacent to this trailhead.   This site is directly adjacent to Blue Mountain National Scenic Byway.

Packsaddle Trail #3029 enters North Fork John Day Wilderness where Wilderness restrictions apply

Secondary parking and dispersed campsite:

Secondary parking and dispersed campsite.


From Ukiah, OR follow Forest Road 52 east for about 29 miles to the trailhead on the south side of the road. 

From Granite, OR, travel about 18.5 miles northwest on Forest Road 73/52.  The trailhead is on the left (south) side of the road.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the North Fork John Day Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Fees No fee
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply within North Fork John Day Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Ukiah, OR
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: North Fork John Day Ranger District 

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