This trail provides access to the backbone of the Strawberry Mountains within Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. Horseback riders and hikers can enjoy this trail set amongst Ponderosa Pines in the wilderness. Hikers and horseback riders can each enjoy a day hike or connect to other trails in the wilderness for longer multiday hikes and rides. This dirt surface trail has an 800 foot elevation gain.
From Prairie City, OR., travel west approximately 6 miles on US Highway 26 to the junction with County Road 54. Follow County Road 54, which becomes Forest Service Road 5401. Follow Forest Service Road 5401 approximatley 2 miles to the junction of Forest Service Road 811 all the way to the Pine Creek Trailhead.