Located within the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness, this trail gives access to the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness Lakes Basin and Strawberry Mountain, climbing through alpine woodland on a journey to lakes, peaks and waterfalls. The Strawberry Basin Trail, along with Strawberry Campground, is one of our higher use areas. Anticipate other users during summer season and heavy use near holiday weekends. No parking for horse trailers allowed at trailhead. The road is fairly rough for passenger cars.
There is ample parking at the campground for those wishing to hike or overnight back pack into the wilderness.
There is no parking available for horse trailers. Please park at Slide Creek Campground or Slide Horse Campground 1 mile south of Strawberry Campground.
From the town of Prairie City, OR., turn onto South Main Street. Follow South Main Street to the junction with Bridge Street. Turn left onto Bridge Street, the second turn to the right after turning onto Bridge Street is also known as Bridge Street. Turn right and follow Bridge Street to city limits. At city limits the road becomes County Road 60. Continue on County Road 60 for approximately 7 miles, the road then becomes Forest Road #6001. Follow Forest Road #6001 for approximatley 2 miles to Strawberry Campground and Strawberry Basin Trailhead. This is an OPEN County road to the Forest boundary, then an open Forest Service road to the trailhead. Please respect private property to the Forest boundary.