Powder River Interpretive Trail #1613
The Powder River Interpretive Trail is located in the Powder River Recreation Area below Phillips Lake. This accessible trail can be reached from the upper and lower Powder River Trailhead parking areas (see directions below). This unique facility provides easy access to the outdoors through trails connected by bridges on both sides of the river. Anglers may fish for trout from two platforms or the two bridges. Hikers and wildlife viewers can experience a closeness to nature while resting on the riverside benches, or learning more about the site from the 2 interpretive sites. Wildflowers are plentiful in June and July.
- The northside trail along the highway is a paved accesible trail within an 'easy' level.
- The southside trail is a gravel non-accessible trail with a 'moderate' level.
For information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r6/accessiblerecreation
At a Glance
|This site is not reservable.
|Interpretive Site, Accessible, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
|No fees are required for this site.
|General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site. The trail is closed to horses, bicycles and motorized vehicles.
|Baker City, Oregon (16 miles)
|Vault toilet at upper parking area
|Whitman Ranger District
The northern section of this trail is accessible.
From Baker City, Oregon travel south on Highway 7 towards John Day, Oregon for about 15 miles; The trailhead for this site is in 2 sections - an upper parking area and a lower parking area.
The lower parking area is adjacent to Highway 7, and the upper parking area can be reached by going another 1/2 mile up the highway and turning left on Forest Road 1145. Travel 0.3 miles on Forest Road 1145 to the upper parking area.
Both parking areas are connected by the trail.
River and Stream Fishing
|At upper parking area
|Upper and lower paved parking areas
|Accessible vault toilet at upper parking area
|Vault toilet, parking area and fishing platform