Canyon Mountain

Moderate (to Dog Creek)
6.6 miles round trip
1200 feet elevation gain
Open June to mid-November
Use: hikers, horses

Difficult (to Dean Creek)
11 miles round trip
1700 feet elevation gain

Gold drew 10,000 miners to Canyon City and Canyon Mountain in 1862. Today this craggy peak is part of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness, with a scenic, well-graded trail zigzagging along the mountain’s forested flanks.

Start in Canyon City, 2 miles south of John Day on Highway 395. At the Grant County Historical Museum turn east ...

The Canyon Mountain Trail sets off through an open forest of scattered ponderosa pines and Douglas firs. ....

If you’d like a longer hike...

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Eastern Oregon.

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