Onion Creek Trail is a 14 mile out and back trail located near Prairie City, OR that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking.
Directions from Prairie City: Take County road 60 south.At Forest boundary, road becomes Forest Service road 6001. Trailhead is marked on right side of the road approximately 1/2 way to Strawberry Campground. To access from Roads End Trailhead, take Forest Service road 14 south from Prairie City. Turn onto Forest Service road 16 and follow through Logan Valley to the junction with Forest Service 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).
I completed the Onion creek trail in late August 2013. The trail is Brutal. Steep, rocky, and very narrow. I used Onion Creek to complete the loop to Strawberry Mountain and then through the meadow to strawberry lake. Overall it was a 2 day backpacking trip that covered approx 12.5 miles. The views from onion creek down to prairie city and John Day are spectacular. This is a trail that I'm glad I did, but most likely will never attempt again. The open meadow about half way up has plenty of trail markers as there really isn't a trail in this are. Please be warned that its a true butt burner and your knees will be pissed at you when your finished.