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Slide Basin Trail - No. 372

Contact Info
Prairie City, OR 97869

Phone:
541-820-3800
Basics
Length:
2.3 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
1 - 2 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
6400 feet
Elevation Range:
6400 feet to 7200 feet
Elevation Change:
800 feet
Usage:
Heavy
Season:
June to November

Description

This trail in the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness Area allows access to Slide Basin and Slide Lakes from Strawberry Basin Trail No. 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.

This trail offers open vistas of distant mountain ranges such as the Eagle Caps and Elkhorn's. This trail is also an excellent trail for wildflowers in mid-July.

Details

Length:
2.3 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
1 - 2 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
6400
Elevation Range:
6400 feet to 7200
Elevation Change:
800
Usage:
Heavy
Season:
June to November

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Take County road 60 south from Prairie City approximately 12 miles to Strawberry Campground. Take the Strawberry Basin Trail #375, turn left onto Slide Basin Trail #372.


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