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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Recreation

Steens Summit Trail

Burns District  |  OR

Season Dates:  7/5 - 10/20

Fees:  none

The Steens Summit Trail is a short hike that allows easy acceess to the summit of the 8th highest mountain in Oregon - Steens Mountain - at 9,733'. Park at the end of the Wildhorse Lake Overlook Road, hike past the gate and follow the closed run up to a sutnning, 360 degree view of Steens Mountain and the surrounding countryside. If you're lucky enough to be up there on a clear day, you can spy 3 other states and Mount Shasta - almost 200 miles away! Don't let the short distance of the hike fool you...air is a little thin at this altitude!

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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
200 feet
Difficulty
Easy
Trail Length
.4 mile (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. Just past Frenchglen, turn left onto the Steens Mountain Loop Road. Travel approximately 25 miles on the Loop Road before coming to a 3 way road junction affectionally know as 'the Turkey Foot.' At the Turkey Foot, STAY STRAIGHT to head to the Steens Summit Trailhead parking, about 2 miles ahead. [A left turn at the Turkey Foot will take you to the East Rim Overlook a right turn at the Turkey Foot will continue along the Steens Loop Road toward South Steens Campground.]

Contact Information

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

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