JOAQUIN MILLER TRAIL

Trail #219
Prairie City Ranger District
Malhuer National Forest
Open: JUNE TO NOVEMBER
Length: 6.0 MILES
Difficulty: More Difficult
Elevation: 5600 FEET to 7700 FEET
Usage: LIGHT
Hiking: Allowed
Horses: Allowed
Mt Biking: Prohibited
ATVs: Prohibited

Features

The trail leads through a scenic grove of old growth ponderosa pine located on a bench approximately 2 miles from the trailhead. This stand is part of the Canyon Creek Natural Area, within Strawberry Mountain Wilderness, which a portion of this trail borders. Joaquin Miller Trail is a great starting point to explore the wilderness, connecting with other trails for a short day hike or multiday backpacking trip. Visitors can connect with East Fork Canyon Creek Trail #211, Canyon Mountain Trail #218 that leads to Pine Creek Trail #201 which travels through Wild Cat Basin and over to Roads End Trailhead. This trailhead connects to many more trails that lead to more popular destinations like Strawberry and High Lakes.
Parking space at the trailhead is limited and turning stock trailers may be difficult. Passenger vehicles are encouraged to park to allow room for vehicles pulling stock trailers to turn around.

Access

From John Day, OR., travel south on US Highway 395 to the junction with County Road 65. Follow County Road 65 south for approximately 4 miles to the junction with Forest Road 6510. Turn left onto Forest Road 6510, the trailhead is at the end of the road.

Parking:
Parking space at the trailhead is limited and turning stock trailers may be difficult. Passenger vehicles are encouraged to park to allow room for vehicles pulling stock trailers to turn around.

Latitude: 44.289344
Longitude: -118.8926