Mill Creek Wildnerness Trail

EASY 3 reviews
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Mill Creek Wildnerness Trail is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Prineville, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and horses and is best used from May until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
688 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

camping

hiking

horseback riding

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 months ago

We did a short 6 mile out and back from the Wildcat Campground to the Belknap trail. The wild flowers were fantastic and we had the trail all to ourselves. It is truly beautiful this time of year and the weather was perfect. Given all of the hikes in the Ochocos and Cascades with big elevation gains this was a perfect early spring hike.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Just finished the entire loop trail yesterday. Creek is low enough not to get to wet on the seven lower creek crossings. Lots of wildflowers on the Wildcat upper east trail. Plenty of views from up there. Pillars trail is steep from the creek up to Pillars. Hard to follow in some spots but let common sense prevail. Lots of overgrowth and deadfall on the entire loop. Some sections entirely easy to follow. Best views are on Wildcat trail of the entire area. Still water/springs flowing in all sections. Enjoy

Monday, May 08, 2017

Beautiful trail but requires a lot of fording across the creek. This year it's flowing pretty good. Would have b en better if I brought hiking poles and water shoes to change in and out of. Would not recommend small children when the creek is high. It pushed me over it was so strong.