This trail is open to foot and horse traffic only since it is located within the North Fork Umatilla Wilderness. There are several side trails that take off from this trail which will provide access to: Buck Mountain. Trail #3075, High Ridge, Ninemile Ridge and Blue Mountain Trail #6143. The area is signed. Limited parking and dispersed camping is located near the trailhead. A few steep areas present a challenging route. The Lake Creek Trail is located within the North Fork John Day Wilderness. Closed to all motorized and mechanized equipment, including mountain bikes and carts.
Directions: From Weston, Oregon, Follow State Highway 204 from Weston, Oregon, for 27.4 miles to Forest Service Road #31 (Summit Road) junction. Turn right and head west for 5.7 miles to Forest Service Road #3150 (Buck Mountain Road). Turn right and go 1.2 miles to the trailhead, which is across from Road #3150 and spur 035. Directions: From Dale, From Highway 395 near Dale, head east 10 miles towards Olive Lake. Turn left on Forest Road #1010 and travel approx. 15 mile to the trailhead on the north side of the road.
Elevation: 4,480 feet
Ending Elevation: 3,200 feet
Elevation Gain: 1,280 feet
Distance: 4 miles
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