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Crane Creek Trail

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The trail starts in meadow land then heads down a shady canyon along Crane Creek towards the North Fork John Day Trail.


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4.7

Miles

7.6

KM

Point to Point

5,500' 1,676 m

High

4,502' 1,372 m

Low

141' 43 m

Up

1,122' 342 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek

Description

The trailhead is along the paved Elkhorn National Scenic Byway approximately 10 miles north of Granite, Oregon. The first mile of the trail is through meadows interspersed with pine groves. The trail then heads down a relatively steep, shady canyon along Crane Creek until it reaches the North Fork John Day Trail. At this location there is a large area for multiple campsites if you are interested in an overnight trip. You can either return the same way, or continue upriver along the North Fork John Day Trail to its trailhead along the Elkhorn National Scenic Byway and then hike a couple miles back to the Crane Creek trailhead.

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Fall colors near North Fork John Day River intersection.
Oct 5, 2021 near Baker City, OR
Fall colors along Crane Creek (9-29-2021)
Oct 5, 2021 near Baker City, OR
Crane Creek
Oct 5, 2021 near Baker City, OR

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