This trail offers both low and high elevation life zones to explore. East Fork Canyon Creek offers good native cutthroat trout fishing. Trail accesses the Canyon Creek Natural Area — a unique parklike stand of old growth ponderosa pine. There is a wide variety of campsites along this trail.
From John Day, travel south on US highway 395 to the junction with County road 65. Take county road 65 south approximately 4 miles to the junction with the 6510 road. Follow the 6510 road to the 812 road. Take the 812 road to the trailhead at the end of the road.