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Twin Pillars Trail - No. 832

Contact Info
Ochoco National Forest
3160 NE 3rd St.
Prineville, OR 97754

Phone:
541-416-6500
Basics
Length:
8.3 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
6 - 7 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
3750 feet
Elevation Range:
3750 feet to 5850 feet
Elevation Change:
2100 feet
Season:
Spring to Fall

Description

Most of this trail travels through Mill Creek Wilderness, following Mill Creek itself. It is a fairly easy hike except for numerous stream crossings with no bridges. This trail receives fairly heavy use, especially in summer. Cattle are also allowed to graze in the area. The highlight of this trail is the contrast between thick stream vegetation and ponderosa pine forest, as well as views of the Twin Pillars, 200 foot tall volcanic plugs that dominate the landscape. Trail ends on north side of Wilderness at Bingham Prairie on Forest Road No. 27.

Details

Length:
8.3 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
6 - 7 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
3750
Elevation Range:
3750 feet to 5850
Elevation Change:
2100
Season:
Spring to Fall

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From Prineville, travel 9 miles east on US Highway 26 to Mill Creek Road (Forest Road No. 33). Travel northeast 9.5 miles to the trailhead adjacent to Wildcat Campground.


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