SLIDE BASIN TRAIL

Trail #372
Prairie City Ranger District
Malhuer National Forest
Open: JUNE TO NOVEMBER
Length: 2.3 MILES
Difficulty: Most Difficult
Elevation: 6400 FEET to 7200 FEET
Usage: HEAVY
Hiking: Allowed
Horses: Allowed
Mt Biking: Prohibited
ATVs: Prohibited

Features

This trail in the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness allows access to Slide Basin and Slide Lakes from Strawberry Basin Trail #375. Interesting rock formations also highlight this trail. Trail proceeds along the side of the mountain offering many scenic views, traveling first through the forest, opening up to a view of Strawberry Mountain, later traversing up the mountain to a view of the John Day Valley and Slide Creek Basin. Slide Falls can also be seen from the trail.

Access

From the town of Prairie City, OR., south onto Bridge Street, follow the road up and over a hill the second road to the right just over the hill is Bridge Street again turn onto Bridge Street. This road becomes County Road 60 just outside of city limits. Continue on County Road 60 approximately 7 miles on Couunty Road 60 the road then becomes Forest Road 6001. Continue on Forest Road 6001 approximately 2 miles to Strawberry Campground and the Strawberry Basin Trailhead. Take the Strawberry Basin Trail #375, turn left onto Slide Basin Trail #372.

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