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Alder Creek Trail - No. 3051

Contact Info
Heppner, OR 97836

Phone:
541-676-9187
Basics
Length:
3 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
1.5 - 2.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
4100 feet
Elevation Range:
4100 feet to 4980 feet
Elevation Change:
880 feet

Description

The southern portion of the trail is cool and green from the Alder Creek system. Farther north there are great views and ample areas for camping.

From this trail you can access the Copple Butte Trail No. 3052 and head west approximately two miles to Madison Butte. Also, one can take the Copple Butte Trail about one mile west to Skookum Trail No. 3053, which will loop back south to FS Road 140, approximately 1/2 mile from the Alder Creek Trail beginning.

This trail is open to hiking and horseback riding. Presently the trail is in need of maintenance, but is still navigable. The trails mostly uphill, going from south to north, but it is not a death march to the top.

Details

Length:
3 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
1.5 - 2.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
4100
Elevation Range:
4100 feet to 4980
Elevation Change:
880
Useful Map(s):
USGS: Madison Butte

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From Heppner: follow State Hwy 207 south for approximately 26 miles to Anson Wright County Park. At the corner, turn left on County Road 670. Continue until it turns into FS Road 22, and then take FS Road 2119. Follow it for about 3 miles to FS Road 21, and then turn left. Continue for about 3 more miles, past Tupper Work Center, to FS Road No. 21-140. Take a left on the 140 road and continue for about a mile until you reach the tank trap. There is no trailhead, but the start of the trail is marked with flagging about 500 feet past the trap.


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