Provides access to: North Fork John Day Wilderness . Nearby trails include: Corral Creek Trail #3009 , North Fork John Day River Trail #3022 , Big Creek Trail #3151 . South Winom...[more]
Big Creek Trailhead
From the Ukiah turn-off on Hwy 395, travel south about 15 miles and turn left (east) onto Forest Road 55. Drive 13 miles east along the N. Fork John Day River, passing Oriental Campground. Just after the campground, cross a cement bridge and the trailhead is on the right (south). The last 5 miles of road is not maintained for passenger cars. To access the wilderness, travel another 3 miles east on the washed out road and cross a wooden bridge.
This trailhead was originally located at the end of Forest Road 5506; however flood damage to the road in 2011 caused the trailhead to be moved just east of Oriental Creek. The current location has a parking area for 2-3 trucks w/trailers, as well as a toilet and interpretive sign located on the campground (west) side of the creek.
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