Fields Peak

  • Moderate (to Fields Peak)
  • 4.6 miles round trip
  • 1850 feet elevation gain
  • Open mid-June through November
  • Use: hikers, horses, bikes, ATVs

  • Difficult (to McClellan Mtn.)
  • 9.8 miles round trip
  • 2400 feet elevation gain
  • Use: hikers, horses

Highest point between the Strawberry Mountains and the Cascades, the brown pyramid of Fields Peak commands a panoramic view of the John Day Valley. Although all-terrain vehicles are allowed on the summit trail, they are rare. And the delightful path to McClellan Mountain is blocked to motor vehicles altogether. Bring a hat, because the route has little shade on hot summer days.

Drive Highway 26 east …

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