Crooked Creek

  • Moderate
  • 6.9 miles one way
  • 2100 feet elevation loss
  • Open early June to mid-November
  • Use: hikers, horses, bicycles

The three completed segments of the Fremont Trail ramble more than 100 miles across south-central Oregon, through sagebrush desert, ponderosa pine forests, and high mountain meadows. Sample the trail’s variety with a day trip along Crooked Creek, in the quiet Drake Peak area northeast of Lakeview. If you can arrange a car shuttle, the trip’s all downhill. If you lack a shuttle, you can still explore either the upper or the lower end of Crooked Creek’s canyon.

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