The Van Patten Trailhead is a small primitive trailhead that is accessible by ATV or 4-wheel drive vehicle only for the last 1 mile of Forest Road 131. The trailhead and trail to Van Patten ...[more]
Van Patten Lake Trailhead
From Baker City head north on Highway 30 toward Haines approximately 10 miles; In Haines turn left and follow the Anthony Lake Highway signs (turns into Forest Road 73) for 20 miles to Forest Road 730; Turn left on Forest Road 130 and go 0.2 miles up to Little Alps Sand Shed; From the sand shed Forest Road 131 goes 1 mile up to the trailhead.
From La Grande head south on Interstate 84 for 25 mile to exit 285 inNorth Powder, Oregon; In North Powder follow the ski area signs on Highway 237 for 4 miles to Ellis Road; Turn left on Ellis Road and go about 1 mile to the Anthony Lake Highway; Turn right and follow the Anthony Lake Highway (becomes Forest Road 73) for 13 miles to to Forest Road 130; Turn left on Forest Road 730 and go 0.2 miles up to Little Alps Sand Shed; From the sand shed Forest Road 131 goes 1 mile up to the trailhead.
Advisory: Forest Road 131 is very rough 4wheel drive road. It is recommended that you park at the sand shed and walk up Forest Road 131 to the trailhead.
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