Trail has a foot bridge that crosses the North Fork Malheur Wild and Scenic River at the trailhead, then goes along the west side of the river into an incredible remote canyon. Watch for rattlesnakes. via fs.usda.gov
From Prairie City, take County road 62 south and turn on Forest Service road 13, along Deardorff Creek. Then take Forest Service road 16 south at Short Creek Guard Station, and turn off at Forest Service road 1675. Follow Forest Service road 1675 for about 3 miles to the trailhead.