Spring Basin Canyon Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,015' 309 m
Descent: -1,053' -321 m
High: 2,327' 709 m
Low: 1,437' 438 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 37% (20°)
“A great trail to explore the Spring Basin Canyon area.”— Kristen Arendt
From the trailhead, run north cross-country for 0.4 miles until you intersect a trail. Follow the trail right to Spring Basin Canyon. At the next junction, turn right towards the canyon bottom. Follow the trail as it eventually loops back around west and it will intersect Clarno Road as the John Day River comes into view.
Alternately, turn left at the junction for Spring Basin Canyon to ascend a ridge to Horse Mountain. After gorgeous views from the remote peak, zigzag down into Hay Bottom Canyon and reconnect with a trail that ends at a southern border of the wilderness area. From there, follow the boundary westward until the John Day River comes into view and you meet Clarno Road then head north to parking area.
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