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Buckhorn Meadows Trail - No. 205

Contact Info
John Day, OR 97845

Phone:
541-575-3000
Basics
Length:
2.7 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
1.5 - 2.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
6000 feet
Elevation Range:
6000 feet to 7000 feet
Elevation Change:
1000 feet
Usage:
Light
Season:
June to November

Description

This trail allows for relatively quick access to Wildcat Basin. There are unique geological formations of volcanic origin.

Wildcat Spring in Wildcat Basin is one of the few good water sources in the area. Undeveloped trailhead. Parking is difficult, but not impossible for stock trailers. Passenger vehicles are encouraged to park in a manner so that room is available for vehicles with horse trailers to turn around. Stock water is available at trailhead, as well as tie stalls. Please refrain from parking or driving in the nearby meadow.

Details

Length:
2.7 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
1.5 - 2.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
6000
Elevation Range:
6000 feet to 7000
Elevation Change:
1000
Usage:
Light
Season:
June to November

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From John Day, travel south on US highway 395 for approximately 10 miles. Turn left onto County road 65. Follow the county road, which will turn into Forest Service road 15, turn onto Forest Service road 1520. Continue past the Canyon Meadows campground to the end of the road and follow the signs to the trailhead.


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