[Wildflower Hikes and Trips of Central and Eastern Oregon]

Wildflower Hikes and Trips of Crook County, OR

Wildflowers near the summit of Round Mt., Ochoco National Forest .......May 28, 2016.

Balsamroots and bighead clover blooming along the Round Mountain South Trail #805, Ochoco National Forest.......May 28, 2016.

Bandit Springs Sno-Park (Ponderosa Loop and McGinnis Creek Loop Trails, 801 & 802 respectively, Ochoco National Forest)

Baneberry Trail (Ochoco National Forest) - Accessed from the north side of Lookout Mt.

Barnhouse, Fry and Keeton Trails (Ochoco National Forest)

Big Springs Campground (Ochoco National Forest)

Big Summit Prairie (Ochoco National Forest & edges of private lands visible from the roads)

Chimney Rock Trail (BLM)

Cougar Creek Trail #835 Ochoco National Forest - Hike 86 in "Day Hiking Bend and Central Oregon" by Brittany Manwill.

Gray Butte Trail #852, from the old McCoin homestead trailhead (Crooked River National Grasslands)

John Day Fossil Beds - Wheeler County

Lookout Mountain, North Trails (Ochoco National Forest)

Lookout Mountain, South Trails (Ochoco National Forest)

Mount Pisgah as accessed from Pisgah Meadows via FS Roads 2630 and 2230 from the north

North Fork Crooked River Wild and Scenic River

May 11, 2017: Lithosol soils east of FS Road 4040 at MP 5.8 downhill towards the North Fork Crooked River (Ochoco National Forest)

Ochoco Forest Campground (Ochoco National Forest)

Pine Mountain (Deschutes National Forest, Deschutes County)

Rimrock Springs Trail #850 (Crooked River National Grasslands)

Rock Creek via the Ochoco Mountain Trail #823 hiking north from the trailhead on Road 38. (Ochoco National Forest)

Round Mountain via the Round Mountain Trail #805 (Ochoco National Forest)

South Fork Crooked River (Jake's Place) - BLM (WSA's) & private lands. Possible trip involving ONDA leaders.

Spanish Peak including FS Road 3800-200 (Ochoco National Forest)

Steins Pillar Trail #837 (Ochoco National Forest)

Twin Pillars Trail (Mill Creek Wilderness) - Hike 85 in in "Day Hiking Bend and Central Oregon" by Brittany Manwill. The north trailhead provides shorter access to Twin Pillars. The south trailhead provides access upstream into the wilderness along East Fork Mill Creek before climbing up to Twin Pillars. 6 miles RT & 600' elevation gain from the north TH.


Online Resources:

Ochoco National Forest & Crooked River National Grasslands

Friends of the Ochocos


Paul Slichter E-mail