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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Recreation

Little Blitzen Gorge Trail

Burns District  |  OR

Season Dates:  5/15 - 11/15

Fees:  none

The Little Blitzen Gorge Trail is 8.5 miles to the headwall of Little Blitzen Gorge with the last mile becoming a cross-country adventure. You will encounter one stream crossing which can be difficult or impassable at times in the spring and early summer. Use caution! Along the way, you will pass through wildflower meadows, massive cottonwood and aspen groves and waterfalls for your viewing pleasure. Many existing campsites are available for the overnight, backpacking crowd.

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Addtional Information:

No Motorized Vehicles
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No Mountain Bikes
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Surface
Dirt
Elevation Gain / Loss
1800 feet
Difficulty
Moderate
Trail Length
8.5 miles (one way)

Activities:

HikingHorse Back RidingSnowshoeingCross-Country Skiing

Facilities:

Trails

Directions:

From Burns, take State Highway 78 southeast for approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto State Highway 205 and travel south for 60 miles to Frenchglen, Oregon. Continue on State Highway 205 through the town of Frenchglen, and up ā€˜Pā€™ Hill. Travel approximately 9 miles, then turn left on the Steens Mountain Loop Road south entrance. The turnoff to South Steens Campground is just over 18 miles from State Highway 205. Park along the east side of the South Loop Road (1/2 mile north of South Steens Campground) and follow the "Where's the Trail" sign at the parking area to access the Little Blitzen Gorge Trail.

Contact Information

28910 Hwy 20 West
Hines, OR 97738
541-573-4400

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