This 1.5 mile trail is a relatively quiet in spite of its location close to the Magone Lake Recreation Area. The trail ascends slightly over 300 feet through old ponderosa pine stands which were growing when the slide occurred that created Magone Lake about 1860. The trail makes a great hike to warm up after a swim, or for those interested in seeing an interesting geological feature. Within walking distance of Magone Lake Campground this is a great trail for campers or day use visitors.
From the town of Prairie City, OR, travel west approximately 3 miles on Highway 26 to the junction with County Road 18. Travel approximately 12 miles north on County Road 18 to the junction with Forest Road 3620. Travel 2 miles on Forest Road 3620 to the junction with Forest Road 3618. Follow 3618 for approximately 1 mile to the campground. Continue on 3618 to the entrance for the day use area.