Twin Pillars Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Twin Pillars Trail is a 10.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Prineville, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2772 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

2 months ago

The pillars are neat and provide good views at the top. Mosquitos are unbearable in July be warned.

hiking
2 months ago

4 months ago

Did the entire loop trail yesterday. Tons of deadfall. Estimate over 100 trees down in 24 miles of hiking. Some are easily stepped over but several had to crawl under...yukk. Overall a fantastic hike. Didnt see a single person from North Pillar to Wildcat Trail thru Belknap and back to South Pillar trailhead. Trail is very narrow and overgrown in only small sections. Easy to follow

4 months ago

Great trail from either direction. South entrance has many creek crossings. North only has a few but actually is a easier hike to the Pillars

backpacking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Well the first 4 miles is Moderate. The climb to the Twin Pillars is riddled with blow down. And the trail is STEEP. I'm sure that had something to do with 55lbs on my back. I went in from South twin pillars, crossed to the wildcat trail via the Belknap junction. Headed north to the wildcat trailhead. Then West to North Twin Pillars TH. Then south past the pillars and out. The loop was 27.8 miles total. Be advised that in June. The area is COVERED in poisen oak and ivy. Fortunately I'm not sensitive to either. Beautiful wilderness. Definitely volcanic. I spent 4 days in there.