Oregon/California Parting of the Ways

Total Miles
5.8

Elevation

1,330.53 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Travel along the California Historical Trail and pass by the Parting of the Ways. Turning off Yale Road and onto the two-track dirt road with some basalt outcrops, you can't help but imagine a wagon making its way across this landscape. Although it may look desolate from the interstate, there is quite a bit of topography and vegetation. About three wire gates will need to be opened and closed as you make your way across the trail, so be sure to watch out for cows. This trail can become muddy in the spring and dusty in the summer.

Photos of Oregon/California Parting of the Ways

Oregon/California Parting of the Ways
Oregon/California Parting of the Ways
Oregon/California Parting of the Ways

Difficulty

This is a two-track dirt trail with one steep basalt grade. Sage brush is encroaching on the trail and could scratch wider vehicles.

History

The original wagon ruts can still be seen on part of the Oregon Trail and California Trail.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

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