This trail offers a short, but strenuous 1.8 mile hike down the West Myrtle Creek drainage as the creek flows into Myrtle Creek and on to the Silvies River. From the trailhead, descend through ponderosa pine forests and traverse a talus slope before crossing Myrtle Creek and connecting to mile 2 of the Myrtle Creek Trail #308. The trail receives light use and has not been maintained. West Myrtle Creek Trail is open to horseback riding, and hiking.
From Burns, OR., travel east on US Highway 20 to the junction with US Highway 395. Turn left onto US Highway 395 and head north. Follow US Highway 395 approximately 15.4 to the junction with Forest Road 31. Turn left onto Forest Road 31 and continue approximately 19.2 miles to the junction with Forest Road 37. Turn left onto Forest Road 37 at the sign for Yellowjacket Reservoir. Follow Forest Road 37 approximately 3.2 miles to the junction with Forest Road 440. Turn left onto Forest Road 440 and continue approximately 1.8 miles to the trailhead.