Roads End Trailhead is an easy walk to a spectacular view of the John Day Valley to the north and Bear Valley to the west and south. The entire length of the trail is on an old roadbed within the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. This trail is the first section of the shortest route to the top of Strawberry Mountain. The end of this trail ties in with the Pine Creek Trail 201 to the west and the Onion Creek Trail 368 to the east. This 3-way intersection is “Roads End” landmark. It overlooks the Indian Creek Basin which was recently scarred by the Wildcat Fire of 1996.
Occasional patches of snow can be enjoyed along this trail during July and August.
From Prairie City, OR., turn onto South Main Street. Follow South Main Street to the junction with Bridge Street. Turn left onto Bridge Street and continue past the cemetary, the road then becomes County Road 20. Follow County Road 20 approximately 20 miles to the junction with Forest Road 16. Turn right onto Forest Road 16. Follow Forest Road 16 approximately 6 miles to the junction with Forest Road 1640. Turn right onto Forest Road 1640 and continue for approximately 11 miles to the Roads End Trailhead.