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SUMPTER VALLEY INTERPRETIVE TRAIL
TRAIL #260
PRAIRIE CITY RANGER DISTRICT
MALHEUR NATIONAL FOREST
 
Open: APRIL TO NOVEMBER
Length: 0.25 MILES
Difficulty: MOST DIFFICULT
Elevation: 5250 FEET to 5277 FEET
Use: LIGHT
 
Hiking: ALLOWED
Horses: PROHIBITED
Mt Biking: PROHIBITED
ATVs: PROHIBITED
 
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Features: The trail overlooks the historic Dixie switchbacks used and abandoned by the Sumpter Valley Railway. The switchbacks were built to maintain acceptable grades into the John Day Valley. At 5277 feet, it was the highest point on the original Sumpter Valley Railway mainline. Interpretive signs along the route show history of the Sumpter Valley Railway and how it came to be built into Prairie City and why the route was abandoned.

Access: From Prairie City, travel east on US Highway 26 about 8 miles. The interpretive site is located before Dixie Summit, on the right hand side of the road.

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