Dry River Canyon

Trail - Oregon

It's a small finger off the east side of the Oregon Badlands Wilderness, a nook that holds a trail that winds in and out of old, twisty juniper, bordered by steep basalt cliffs. A stretch where an ancient river cut into the canyon, once draining the ancient Lake Millican. Rounded boulders, worked by the old river, appear out of place along the now dry trail. Head out for a moderate hike for about 2.3 miles one-way, or add in an additional mile by rock-hopping an unmarked area for about 50 yards, then picking up the trail again for the last half mile.

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Map of the Sisters Sub-Unit South of the Prineville Unit in the Central Oregon Protection District. Published by the Oregon Department of Forestry.Central Oregon - Sisters South 2015

Map of the Sisters Sub-Unit South of the Prineville Unit in the Central Oregon Protection District. Published by the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Map of Prineville Southwest in the Central Oregon Protection District. Published by the Oregon Department of Forestry.Central Oregon - Prineville Southwest 2015

Map of Prineville Southwest in the Central Oregon Protection District. Published by the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Dry River Canyon Trail https://www.blm.gov/visit/search-details/272115/1 It's a small finger off the east side of the Oregon Badlands Wilderness, a nook that holds a trail that winds in and out of old, twisty juniper, bordered by steep basalt cliffs. A stretch where an ancient river cut into the canyon, once draining the ancient Lake Millican. Rounded boulders, worked by the old river, appear out of place along the now dry trail. Head out for a moderate hike for about 2.3 miles one-way, or add in an additional mile by rock-hopping an unmarked area for about 50 yards, then picking up the trail again for the last half mile.

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