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Payten Trail - No. 820d

Contact Info
Ochoco National Forest
7803 Beaver Creek Road
Paulina, OR 97751

Phone:
541-477-6900
Basics
Length:
3 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
2.5 - 3.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
3500 feet
Elevation Range:
3500 feet to 5250 feet
Elevation Change:
1750 feet
Season:
Summer to Fall

Description

The traditional, established route of Payten Trail crosses private land for 1.3 miles without a right-of-way allowing public access. The current trail location and condition presents problems for the private landowner of trespass damage, trail deterioration, and extensive wet areas crossed. A plan is being developed to relocate the Payten Trail route entirely onto National Forest land, avoiding the problems of the existing route. Estimated completion date for Payten Trail relocation is not currently available.

Payten Trail was affected by 747 Fire suppression activities in the summer of 2002. Rehabilitation work to stabilize conditions has been undertaken, but the trail is not maintained for public use at this time.

Details

Length:
3 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
2.5 - 3.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
3500
Elevation Range:
3500 feet to 5250
Elevation Change:
1750
Season:
Summer to Fall

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

The unmarked Payten Trailhead is at 760 Reservoir on Forest Road #3800-690. Payten Trail is not being currently maintained, and is considered closed at the National Forest boundary where it passes onto private land.


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