Onion Creek Trailhead (north): From Prairie City, OR., turn onto South Main Street. Follow South Main Street to the junction with Bridge Street. Turn left on Bridge Street, follow Bridge Street 0.5 to the junction with Bridge Street again, the turn will be on the right. Follow Bridge Street to the city limits, the road then becomes County Road 60. Follow County Road 60 to the forest boundary the road then becomes Forest Road 6001. Trailhead is marked on right side of the road approximately 1/2 way to Strawberry Campground.
Roads End Trailhead (south): From Prairie City, OR., turn onto South Main Street. Follow South Main Street to the junction with Bridge Street. Turn left onto Bridge Street. Follow Bridge Street past the cemetary, the road then becomes County Road 62. Follow County Road 62 approximately 20 miles to the junction with Forest Road 16. Turn west onto Forest Road 16. Follwo Forest Road 16 approximately 7 miles to the junction with Forest Road 1640. Follow signs to High Lake and Strawberry Mountain Wilderness on Forest Service Road 1640. Roads End trailhead is 1/4 mile before end of road (at High Lake Rim).
More Information: The Onion Creek Trail is a great trail for backpacking. Hikers can follow the trail and connect with others such as the Strawberry Basin Trail #375, Pine Creek Trail #201. Other trails can be connected to make longer or shorter trails. Visitors have the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife ranging from big game such as Rocky Mountain Elk and Mule deer, a variety of birds down to smaller creatures such as squirrels and chipmunks. In later spring and summer hikers can enjoy wildflowers of varying types.