Trial: #218


Length: 15.5 MILES

Elevation: 5400 FEET to 7600 FEET

Usage: LIGHT

Trail Feature:

This trail offers excellent views of the John Day Valley. It also allows access to Canyon Mountain and the west end of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.

Hiking: Allowed

Mt Biking: Prohibited

Horses: Allowed

ATV: Prohibited

From John Day, take US Highway 395 south for approximately 2 miles. Turn left onto County road 52 (Marysville Road) in Canyon City. Travel uphill on the paved road approximately 2 miles, then take a right on Gardner Ranch Lane (County road 77) for approximately 1/4 mile, then take another right on Canyon Mountain Trail 218 and follow the road up another 2 full miles to a short, unmarked spur road on the left that – within a hundred yards – terminates at the trailhead. If you miss the spur road junction, the landscape will begin to drop off severely on the right until the main road ends 1/4 mile beyond at the Iron King Mine.