Skip to Main Content
Home >> Visit Us >> Visit Destinations

Visit Destinations

Your national forests and grasslands are 193 million acres of vast, scenic beauty waiting for you to discover. Visitors who choose to recreate on these public lands find more than 150,000 miles of trails, 10,000 developed recreation sites, 57,000 miles of streams, 122 alpine ski areas, 338,000 heritage sites, and specially designated sites that include 9,100 miles of byways, 22 recreation areas, 11 scenic areas, 439 wilderness areas, 122 wild and scenic rivers, nine monuments, and one preserve. And remember, “It’s All Yours.”

Rec Area Description Status
Rec area marker Youngs Danaher Backcountry Access The most popular place to start a backcountry South Fork float trip is at the confluence of the Young’s and Danaher rivers. The best way to access the confluence is from the Owl Creek trailhead in the Swan Valley or the Lodgepole trailhead out of Ovando, Mt. The Owl Creek trailhead is located on Hwy 83 approximately 15 miles south of the town of Condon, it is a 29 mile trip on foot or horseback to reach the confluence. The Lodgepole trailhead is approximately 12 miles north of the town of Ovando, Mt. off of Hwy 200, it is a 22 mile trip on foot or horseback. The takeout for float trips on the Upper South Fork is the Mid Creek takeout about 38 miles from the confluence.
none
Rec area marker Youngs Rock Trailhead This trailhead provides access for Youngs Rock Trail.
none
Rec area marker Youth-On-Age Nature Trailhead Provides access to: Youth-On-Age Trail 738
none
Rec area marker Zig Zag Springs Trailhead Provides access to: Lick Creek Trail #3070 (north access) which accesses Grouse Mountain Trail #3081. Both trails are within North Fork Umatilla Wilderness. 
open
Rec area marker 40th St. Trailhead Going North - From 40th Street Trailhead to M-20 Trailhead, visitors will find themselves in a heavily wooded red pine area with several stream crossings. Going South - From 40th Street Trialhead to Croton Dam, hikers will cross Bigelow Creek.  The trail provides access to Coolbough Nature Preserve. A spur trail will take visitors to Twinwood Campground. M-20 Trailhead to Croton Dam - Bicycles Allowed?: No Miles: 19
not cleared
Rec area marker 76th St. Trailhead Going North - From 76th Street Trailhead to Bowman Lake Trailhead, hikers will travel toward and along the Pere Marquette National Scenic River. As hikers travel north the terrain will get progressively hilly as the trail heads to Bowman Bridge Campground and River Access. Going South - From 76th Street Trailhead to Nichols Lake North Trailhead, visitors will find themselves in a heavily wooded red pine area with several stream crossings.  Hikers will travel through Sterling Marsh, the trail here has been raised to avoid the marsh areas.  The trail also passes through Stiles Swamp and towards Nichols Lake North.
not cleared
Rec area marker Abernethy - Deer Creek Trailhead This trailhead provides access to: Abernethy Trail #3671 Deer Creek Trail #3672 See trail pages for more information. 
none
Rec area marker Alkali Creek Falls Trailhead Provides access to:  Alkali Creek Falls Trail #1055 Facilities No picnic table No fire pit No drinking water No toilet No garbage disposal - Please pack it out
none
Rec area marker Arroyo Seco Trailhead This trailhead offers access to the popular area of the Arroyo Seco River known as The Gorge and is notable for the long string of swimming holes with crystal clear water flowing through narrow rock walls.  This spot also allows hikers to enter the Ventana Wilderness along the Marble Peak Trail leading to backcountry camps such as Willow Springs and Strawberry. Area amenities: Parking, picnic table, water hydrant, portable toilets.
temporarily closed
Rec area marker Bachelor Mountain Trailhead This trailhead provides access to: Bachelor Mountain Trail #3420 Bruno Meadows Trail #3424 Bugaboo Ridge Trail #3423 See Trail page for more information.
none
Skip to Main Content
Jump to Top of Page