Best Trails Near Burns OR

Burns has 32 trails in the vicinity, including 12 for campgrounds and 8 hiking trails. These trails range from 0 to 161 miles in length. The longest trail in Burns is Malheur Wildlife Refuge, Diamond Craters a well-known trail measuring 161 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Pike Creek Canyon, South Harney Lake Hot Springs and Frenchglen Hot Springs. Trails.com member Deborah W. recently completed Burns to Frenchglen Via the Narrows.

More information on the best trails in Burns can be found below.
  • Big Indian Gorge

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    Burns, OR

    During the last ice age, the climate of southeastern Oregon was wetter than it is today, so much more snow fell on places like Steens Mountain. This snowfall compacted into huge glaciers that ...
    •  9 hours (day hike or backpack)
    •  17 miles
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    During the last ice age, the climate of southeastern Oregon was wetter than it is today, so much more snow fell on places ...

  • Wildhorse Lake

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    Burns, OR

    Everything about Wildhorse Lake and the Steens Mountain summit is spectacular, starting with the drive to the trailhead. Although this chapter focuses on Wildhorse Lake, make sure to visit the ...
    •  1.5-2 hours
    •  2.6 miles
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    Everything about Wildhorse Lake and the Steens Mountain summit is spectacular, starting with the drive to the trailhead. ...

  • Big Sand Gap

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    Burns, OR

    If you are tired of Oregon’s famous rain, then this is the hike for you. Like all of eastern Oregon, the Alvord Desert sits in the rain shadow of the Cascade Range. But in addition, this flat ...
    •  5 hours
    •  11 miles
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    If you are tired of Oregon’s famous rain, then this is the hike for you. Like all of eastern Oregon, the Alvord Desert sits ...

  • Pike Creek Canyon

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    Burns, OR

    The rugged east face of Steens Mountain makes a precipitous, 5000-foot drop from alpine tundra to stark desert playa in just a few miles as the golden eagle flies. On a spring day, when the mountain ...
    •  2 hours to viewpoint; 5 hours to Pike Knob
    •  3.8 miles
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    The rugged east face of Steens Mountain makes a precipitous, 5000-foot drop from alpine tundra to stark desert playa in just ...

  • Wildhorse Lake

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    Burns, OR

    One of the most beautiful mountain lakes in Oregon is, paradoxically, surrounded by desert. Sparkling Wildhorse Lake fills a dramatic glacial cirque below the summit of Steens Mountain, and although ...
    •  2 hours
    •  2.6 miles
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    One of the most beautiful mountain lakes in Oregon is, paradoxically, surrounded by desert. Sparkling Wildhorse Lake fills ...

  • Steens Mountain Wilderness Area Trails

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    Burns, OR

    Fault-block Steens mountain rises out of the sagebrush desert of southeastern Oregon to nearly 10,000 feet and is the centerpiece of one of the most spectacular landscapes in the entire Great ...
    •  8.8 miles
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    Fault-block Steens mountain rises out of the sagebrush desert of southeastern Oregon to nearly 10,000 feet and is the centerpiece ...

  • South Steens Recreation Site

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    Burns, OR

    These side-by-side campgrounds sit at the mouth of Big Indian Gorge and offer similar convenience and amenities. Sites are dispersed through a juniper-sage grassland and are either sunny or partially ...
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    These side-by-side campgrounds sit at the mouth of Big Indian Gorge and offer similar convenience and amenities. Sites are ...

  • Page Springs Recreation Site

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    Burns, OR

    This arid grassland camp sits beneath a basalt rim along the Donner und Blitzen River. Both sunny and tree-shaded sites are available. The camp makes a fine base for visiting its next-door neighbor, ...
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    This arid grassland camp sits beneath a basalt rim along the Donner und Blitzen River. Both sunny and tree-shaded sites are ...

  • Jackman Park Recreation Site

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    Burns, OR

    This small campground has a split character, with the northern half of the loop showing dry meadows and sagelands dotted with juniper and mountain mahogany and the southern half showing wet meadows ...
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    This small campground has a split character, with the northern half of the loop showing dry meadows and sagelands dotted ...

  • Fish Lake Recreation Site

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    Burns, OR

    This family campground occupies the shore of a mountain lake, which is large enough to support fishing and motorless boating. Willows claim the shore, and aspens dress the slope near camp, but ...
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    This family campground occupies the shore of a mountain lake, which is large enough to support fishing and motorless boating. ...

  • Yellowjacket

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    Burns, OR

    This family campground occupies a gentle, pine-clad slope above the west shore of Yellowjacket Lake. A small earthen dam creates this elongated lake at the foot of a low ridge. At the lake’s ...
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    This family campground occupies a gentle, pine-clad slope above the west shore of Yellowjacket Lake. A small earthen dam ...

  • Joaquin Miller Horse Camp

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    Burns, OR

    At this camp you will find paved roads and parking spaces and several long pull-through sites to accommodate the horse-camping public. The corrals are located at the far west edge of the camp. ...
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    At this camp you will find paved roads and parking spaces and several long pull-through sites to accommodate the horse-camping ...

  • Idlewild

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    Burns, OR

    At meadow’s edge in a scenic ponderosa pine forest sits this pleasant campground, a convenient stopover for the US 395 traveler. Planted aspen and natural mountain mahogany vary the look of the ...
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    At meadow’s edge in a scenic ponderosa pine forest sits this pleasant campground, a convenient stopover for the US 395 traveler. ...

  • Falls

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    Burns, OR

    This campground occupies a ponderosa pine flat at a bend on Emigrant Creek. The beautiful, towering red-trunked pines complement the green banks and dark, meandering flow of the creek. Above ...
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    This campground occupies a ponderosa pine flat at a bend on Emigrant Creek. The beautiful, towering red-trunked pines complement ...

  • Emigrant

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    Burns, OR

    This campground is situated among the big ponderosa pines along meadow-banked Emigrant Creek. The picturesque, meandering waterway invites you to explore along its banks or go fishing. The forest ...
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    This campground is situated among the big ponderosa pines along meadow-banked Emigrant Creek. The picturesque, meandering ...

  • Delintment Lake

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    Burns, OR

    This comfortable family campground occupies the ponderosa pine and willow–treed shore of Delintment Lake, a onetime beaver pond enlarged by an earthen dam to its current 57-acre size. The fishing ...
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    This comfortable family campground occupies the ponderosa pine and willow–treed shore of Delintment Lake, a onetime beaver ...

  • Chickahominy Recreation Site

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    Burns, OR

    This camp rests along the open flat of Chickahominy Reservoir, which holds back the water of Chickahominy Creek. It is a sparkling, big, elongated water body in an arid basin of mixed grasses ...
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    This camp rests along the open flat of Chickahominy Reservoir, which holds back the water of Chickahominy Creek. It is a ...

  • Rock Springs

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    Burns, OR

    Sites are dispersed through this open ponderosa pine forest with its meadow floor and small whispering aspens. The camp is mostly used by hunters and off-highwayvehicle users. A pine butterfly ...
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    Sites are dispersed through this open ponderosa pine forest with its meadow floor and small whispering aspens. The camp is ...

  • Frenchglen Hot Springs

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    Burns, OR

    A warm pool hidden 0.8 mile off the beaten track in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Swimwear: a hat and bug juice. Spring water at 89 degrees F flows out between the boulders just below ...
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    A warm pool hidden 0.8 mile off the beaten track in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Swimwear: a hat and bug juice. ...

  • South Harney Lake Hot Springs

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    Burns, OR

    Hot pools in a desert meadow near the southeast tip of Harney Lake. Skinnydippable with discretion. The Harney Basin is a broad depression in the high lava plains of eastern Oregon, which covers ...
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    Hot pools in a desert meadow near the southeast tip of Harney Lake. Skinnydippable with discretion. The Harney Basin is a ...

  • Krumbo Reservoir

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    Burns, OR

    One of a number of small desert lakes with excellent fishing, 150-acre Krumbo Reservoir is located within the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge south of Burns. It holds rainbow trout that average ...
    •  Best Way to Fish: bank, boat, float tube
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    One of a number of small desert lakes with excellent fishing, 150-acre Krumbo Reservoir is located within the Malheur National ...

  • Delintment Lake / Yellowjacket Lake

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    Burns, OR

    These two small lakes (50 and 35 acres, respectively) are popular destinations for anglers from the high-desert city of Burns. But they also attract fly fishers from other parts of the state, ...
    •  Best Way to Fish: bank, boat, float tube
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    These two small lakes (50 and 35 acres, respectively) are popular destinations for anglers from the high-desert city of Burns. ...

  • Donner und Blitzen River: Blitzen Crossing to Page Springs

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    Burns, OR

    The Donner und Blitzen is a National Wild and Scenic River, a superb fly fishing stream, a mountain river in a parched southeast Oregon desert setting with no outlet beyond Malheur Lake, and ...
    •  17.3 miles
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    The Donner und Blitzen is a National Wild and Scenic River, a superb fly fishing stream, a mountain river in a parched southeast ...

  • Frenchglen to Burns Via Diamond Valley

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    Burns, OR

    As mentioned in the Burns to Frenchglen route (Ride 70), this route is intended as a companion to that one. Basically, if you’re in Frenchglen or in the area and want to get back to Burns, this ...
    •  96.7 miles
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    As mentioned in the Burns to Frenchglen route (Ride 70), this route is intended as a companion to that one. Basically, if ...

  • Burns to Frenchglen Via the Narrows

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    Burns, OR

    I was going to call this route (combined with Frenchglen to Burns, Ride 71) Th e Road to Nowhere, but some folks in Diamond let me know that they don’t appreciate the term “the middle of nowhere” ...
    •  60.1 miles
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    I was going to call this route (combined with Frenchglen to Burns, Ride 71) Th e Road to Nowhere, but some folks in Diamond ...