Nasty Rock Trail #3356

Area Status: Temporarily Closed

The official portion of this trail on Forest Service land is 1.6 miles long. The trail aggressively climbs toward the ridgeline to the northwest. Once you reach the ridgeline, the trail turns more northeasterly along the ridgeline towards Nasty Rock. This portion of the trail is not officially maintained by the Forest Service, and can be extremely challenging to navigate.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 5/13/2022: Trail burnt over in Beachie Creek Fire. No site assessment possible due to safety hazards. Site hazards will be addressed in 2022 or 2023. See map of Beachie Creek and Lionshead Fire closure area.
Permit Info: Wilderness Self-Issue Permit required for both day use and overnight stays from June 15 through October 15. Free permits are self-issued at the trailhead.
Usage: Light
Water: Tincup Creek & Horn Creek. No potable water. Water from streams should be filtered or treated.
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information


Access from Nasty Rock Trailhead.

General Notes:

Map of Nasty Rock trail

This trail is extremely challenging and steep. Be sure to bring plenty of water and food.

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Parking Restrictions

Forest Road 2209

  • Parking allowed only along the south shoulder within ¼ mile of the Opal Creek Trailhead and at the designated trailhead parking areas for Henline Falls, Henline Mountain and Nasty Rock Trailheads. 
  • 15 minute parking limit at the visitor information kiosk at the 2209/2207 road junction.

Forest Road 2207

  • No parking along Road 2207 between the junction with Road 2209 and the Shady Cove Bridge.
  • No parking along the south side of Road 2207 between Shady Cove Bridge and the eastern Opal Creek SRA boundary. Parking on the north shoulder allowed. 
  • Access into existing dispersed or undeveloped campsites open for parking, camping and day use.  

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Difficult


Difficulty Level: Difficult

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  Area/Length : 
1.6 miles

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  Elevation : 
2000 feet - 4500 feet