Trail Name:  Peavy Trail

Trail Number1640

 

General Location: 

 State: 
 Oregon
 Section: 
 NE
 Nearest city: 
 Baker City
 Nearest amenities: 
 North Powder or Haines, Oregon
 Managing agency: 
 USFS
Type of Environment: 
High altitude forest
Area Map: 
 
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Access:  

 Type of road: 
  Paved for all but the last 3 miles which is good gravel road.
 Road condition: 
  Good
 Permits required: 
No
Where can permits be obtained: N/A
Restrictions: 
No Motorized vehicles
Season of Use: 
Spring/ Summer/ Fall

 

 Trailhead Condition: 

[   ]  Room to turn/ park a trailer      [   ]  Restrooms
[   ]  Corrals/ tie rails        [   ]  Picnic tables
[ X ]  Stock water available     [   ]  Firewood available/ allowed
[   ]  Human water available     [ X ]  Camp sites

 

Trail Condition: 

Trail Mileage: 
 3.7
Steepness: 
Sections are steep
Maintained: 
Yes
Other Trails: 
Elkhorn Crest #1611
 Loop Trails: 
 
 Good Camping Spots: 
 
 Distance to camping spots: 
3.6
 Usage: 
Moderate
Bridges: 


 none
   Type:   N/A
   Maintained:  N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hazards:

[ X ]  Windfalls      [ X  ]  Stream crossings
[  X ]  Dogs        [   ]  Poisonous Plants
[  X ]  Horses     [   ] Rattlesnakes
[   ]  ATV's     [   ]  Other: 

 

General Description:

Peavy Trail follows the North Fork John Day River drainage from Peavy Cabin area to Columbia Hill, above the headwaters. The trail lies within the North Fork John Day Wilderness following an old roadbed though small grassy opening and dense spruce/ lodgepole forest along the river. From the junction with the Old Last Chance Mine road, the trail climbs steeply crossing numerous small streams along the way. Just before the top, the trail contours along an open sagebrush hillside above a large meadow where campsites are available.

 

Other Nearby Attractions:

The Elkhorn Scenic Byway, Anthony lake, Anthony Lake Ski Resort, North Fork John Day Wilderness.

Reporter's Personal Take on This Trail:
This trail starts out in the bottom of a river drainage that offers decent fishing, great forest experiences and ends up on the top of the Elkhorn Mountains where the views are fantastic!

Submitted by:
Richard W Galloway
September 2015