Twin Pillars

photo: photo courtesy PortlandHikers.org Type: Backcountry
Length: 8.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Camping
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Mill Creek Wilderness, east of Prineville
States: Oregon
Counties: Crook
Latitude: 44.4397   Longitude: -120.58077

North access: From Prineville, travel approximately14 miles northeast on Forest Road #27.
South access: From Prineville, travel 9 miles east on Highway 26 to Mill Creek Road (Forest Road 33). Travel northeast 9.5 miles to the trailhead adjacent to Wildcat Campground.

Description

The Mill Creek Wilderness is a fairly small, fairly unknown wilderness area in Eastern Oregon, about 15 miles northeast of Prineville. The "mountains" are more like hills, reaching 6000 feet elevation. Mill Creek runs through the middle of it. From the creek, you can see the surrounding hills of the wilderness. The trail goes up to summit ridges, from where you can see Mill Creek and glimpses of surrounding area including the Three Sisters in the Cascades. There are a number of interesting rock spires, including the Twin Pillars which the trail passes close to.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Soil, Compacted
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1979

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Portland Hikers - trail information
Website: USFS - Trail Information

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Ochoco National Forest
P.O. Box 490
Prineville , OR 97754

 

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