Prairie City, OR Trails and Parks

Prairie City has 18 trails in the vicinity, including 13 for campgrounds and 2 hiking trails. These trails range from 5.6 to 65.2 miles in length. The most popular trails are North Fork Malheur Campground, Strawberry Campground and Slide Lakes. Trails.com member John V. recently completed North Fork Malheur Campground.
  • Strawberry Mountain

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    Prairie City, OR

    Strawberry Mountain is a peak in the southern end of the Blues.
    •  6 hours
    •  10 miles
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    Strawberry Mountain is a peak in the southern end of the Blues.

  • Summit Prairie

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    Prairie City, OR

    Days are cold and clear and the snow is dry in the highlands near the Strawberry Mountains. Logan Valley and Summit Prairie are popular snowmobile destinations. The scenic, open terrain also ...
    •  5.6 miles
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    Days are cold and clear and the snow is dry in the highlands near the Strawberry Mountains. Logan Valley and Summit Prairie ...

  • Strawberry Lakes Trail

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    Prairie City, OR

    This trail takes you on a tour of the scenic Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. Your tour begins at Strawberry Campground and takes you to a high glacial cirque that is home to Strawberry Lake. ...
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  6.8 miles
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    This trail takes you on a tour of the scenic Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. Your tour begins at Strawberry Campground and ...

  • Trout Farm

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    Prairie City, OR

    Along the upper John Day River and a small fishing pond sits this tranquil campground in a full fir forest. Often the pond shows thick vegetation, but small trout and families of ducks still ...
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    Along the upper John Day River and a small fishing pond sits this tranquil campground in a full fir forest. Often the pond ...

  • Strawberry

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    Prairie City, OR

    At more than a mile high, this popular camp in high-elevation forest is the primary base and access to Strawberry Mountain Wilderness, a prized area of high lakes, snowpatched peaks, tinsel-like ...
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    At more than a mile high, this popular camp in high-elevation forest is the primary base and access to Strawberry Mountain ...

  • Slide Creek Horse Camp and Campground

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    Prairie City, OR

    These small rustic campgrounds near the confluence of Slide and Strawberry Creeks have grassy floors and an open-forest look.
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    These small rustic campgrounds near the confluence of Slide and Strawberry Creeks have grassy floors and an open-forest ...

  • North Fork Malheur

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    Prairie City, OR

    Rimmed by fence, this picturesque camp unites a lovely forest of ponderosa pine and larch, a meadowy shore and islands, and the braided, glimmering water of the North Fork Malheur Wild and Scenic ...
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    Rimmed by fence, this picturesque camp unites a lovely forest of ponderosa pine and larch, a meadowy shore and islands, and ...

  • Magone Lake

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    Prairie City, OR

    This popular campground occupies the forested shore of Magone Lake. In the 1800s a natural landslide captured the waters of Lake Creek to form this 50-acre lake, which now offers swimming, fishing, ...
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    This popular campground occupies the forested shore of Magone Lake. In the 1800s a natural landslide captured the waters ...

  • Elk Creek

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    Prairie City, OR

    This small campground is sandwiched between FR 16 and Elk Creek. Ponderosa and lodgepole pines dominate the camp, with a few Douglas and grand firs interwoven. Despite its proximity to FR 16, ...
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    This small campground is sandwiched between FR 16 and Elk Creek. Ponderosa and lodgepole pines dominate the camp, with a ...

  • Dixie

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    Prairie City, OR

    At Dixie Summit (elevation 5,000 feet), this terraced campground occupies a lodgepole pine–dominated forest, with larch and fir in the mix. Dwarf and true huckleberry grow beneath the trees. ...
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    At Dixie Summit (elevation 5,000 feet), this terraced campground occupies a lodgepole pine–dominated forest, with larch and ...

  • Depot Park

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    Prairie City, OR

    This charming city park welcomes weary travelers with its neatly trimmed lawns, shade trees, and babbling Strawberry Creek. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. At the park ...
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    This charming city park welcomes weary travelers with its neatly trimmed lawns, shade trees, and babbling Strawberry Creek. ...

  • Crescent

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    Prairie City, OR

    This tiny campground sits along the John Day River in a forest of fir, spruce, and lodgepole pine. Sites are partially shaded and have gravel parking. Here the river spans 5 to 7 feet wide and ...
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    This tiny campground sits along the John Day River in a forest of fir, spruce, and lodgepole pine. Sites are partially shaded ...

  • Middle Fork

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    Prairie City, OR

    This linear campground stretches alongside the Middle Fork John Day River, with most of its sites overlooking the river; all have gravel parking. The young and middleaged pines and firs that ...
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    This linear campground stretches alongside the Middle Fork John Day River, with most of its sites overlooking the river; ...

  • Deerhorn Camp

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    Prairie City, OR

    This small campground occupies a transition habitat, where a false hellebore meadow and ponderosa pine forest meet. It rests along the picturesque Middle Fork John Day River and engages guests ...
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    This small campground occupies a transition habitat, where a false hellebore meadow and ponderosa pine forest meet. It rests ...

  • Slide Lakes

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    Prairie City , OR

    A round-trip day hike in the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. Little Slide Lake is just over the small incline on the south end of Slide Lake. Wildflowers, including shooting stars and bull elephants ...
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    •  8.4 miles
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    A round-trip day hike in the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. Little Slide Lake is just over the small incline on the south ...

  • Strawberry Campground

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    Prairie City, OR

    Summer travel in and around the historic burgs of Prairie City, John Day, Mount Vernon, Dayville, and Austin is marked by intensely hot days that can sap the strength and resolve of even the ...
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    Summer travel in and around the historic burgs of Prairie City, John Day, Mount Vernon, Dayville, and Austin is marked by ...

  • North Fork Malheur Campground

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    Prairie City, OR

    Sometimes a campsite is just that: a place where you can camp. That may sound simplistic, but if you were traveling or backpacking, and you were looking for a place to bed down, this is probably ...
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    Sometimes a campsite is just that: a place where you can camp. That may sound simplistic, but if you were traveling or backpacking, ...

  • Summit Prairie

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    Prairie City, OR

    Some routes just name themselves. Th is one has a hellacious summit, followed by a prairie—OK, two prairies, but you get the point. Start in Prairie City, a truly pleasant little town that’s ...
    •  65.2 miles
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    Some routes just name themselves. Th is one has a hellacious summit, followed by a prairie—OK, two prairies, but you get ...