Indian Rock Trail #1648

View of large lake from forested ridge top

The Indian Rock Trail is located north of Phillips Lake and the Union Creek Recreation Area. The trail is a short hike from Union Creek Campground and has some panoramic views of the lake and upper valley. The trail is often accessible early in the spring after the snow melts.

Difficulty level:
The lower section of the trail from the highway to the Union Creek road is easy, however as it climbs the forested slope and approaches the ridge top it becomes 'more difficult'.

Indian Rock Trail overview and map (183 KB)

Phillips Lake Trails

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current Conditions
Reservations: This site is not reservable.
Fees: No fees are required for this site.
Open Season: May
Usage: Light
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site. The trail is closed to motorized vehicles.
Closest Towns: Baker City, Oregon (19 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Whitman Ranger District

General Information


There are 3 access points for this trail.

1.  From Baker City, OR, travel south on Highway 7 for about 17 miles to Forest Road 2225; This road is located before the turn-off to the Union Creek Campground; Turn right (north) on the Forest Road 2225 and go about 0.3 miles; Look for the small wooden sign on the tree designating the beginning of the trail on the right side (away from the creek). Parking is at the roadside turnout.

2. From Baker City, OR, travel south on Highway 7 for about  17 miles to Forest Road 280; Forest Road 280 is past Forest Service 2225 road on the left but before the Union Creek Campground entrance on your right; Turn left off the highway onto Forest Road 280 and go up the small hill through the gate.; The trail cuts across Forest Road 280; It then cuts across Forest Road 2225 and continues up the hill.

3. Visitors to Union Creek Campground can also walk directly across Highway 7 and follow the trail to the right of the dry creek bed, or catch it by Forest Road 280 on the hill across from the campground entrance.


This trail is not accessible for people with disabilities.


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  Area/Length : 
1.5 miles

  Elevation : 
4210 feet - 4700 feet