Lost Corral Trail

EASY 2 reviews

Lost Corral Trail is a 8.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Condon, Oregon that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
390 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

river

views

wildlife

rocky

mountain biking
2 months ago

Nice trail along the river, can be pretty rocky at times. We were the only ones on the trail when we went, overall nice trail I’d go again.

backpacking
4 months ago

I visited Oregon's second largest (and newest) state park for the first time this past weekend! It's difficult to find information about the trails here and whether they are backpackable. I met a ranger there who said that the entire park is open for backpacking minus a small section 10 miles out on the Pinnacles trail that is privately owned.

I chose to hike the Lost Corral Trail, a very easy 9 mile out-and-back hike that follows the John Day River next to the vertical basalt cliffs. The path had basically no elevation gain but the path was pretty rocky. Those with balance troubles or sensitive feet may be a little slowed down by the golfball sized stones underfoot for a good portion of the trail.

At the 4.5 mile mark, there's a sign that shows that the trail splits there. You can find a group camp site by going left or right at the sign, however, if you go right, there is also a spring there for refilling your water bottle (don't forget to treat it)! And the campsite to the left is closer to the river (which was great for me until geese decided to have a party at about 4am!).

I didn't see any wildlife aside from many different kinds of birds, however, signs all over the park say that rattlesnakes live there (and I heard/read that there are river otters, big horned sheep, and cougars too)!