Barnhouse Tr813

3D view of Barnhouse Trail

Overall: 5

Aerobic: 5

Technical: 5

Steepness: 6

Flow: 4

Singletrack: 100%

Barnhouse Tr813 and Keeton Tr815 are primitive trails, passing through a mixed conifer and ponderosa pine forest.




Avg: 19.5mi



Elevation Change

Avg Ascent:5300'

Ascent Incline



Avg: 3.5hr





Pathfinding skills are required and expect treefall unless the trails have received recent maintenance. Check with the local ranger station for trail conditions.

Adding to the challenge are the nearly 1000' Fry Creek and Keeton Creek drainages, which add to the backcountry nature of this trail system.

FR2630 can be used for a shuttle or CW loop, if certain that the trails are passable.

Fry Tr816 and FR780 provide bailout options if needed. Note: FR1280 is a gated road.

Directions: See Map. From Prineville, go 60mi on US26 to FR12 (located just east of Mitchell and 25mi from Dayville). Go south 5mi on FR12 to the Barnhouse Campground. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Barnhouse, Fry, Keeton Trail Topo Map

OAB Directions

creek to creek

Barnhouse Area Topo Map

  • TH: From the Barnhouse CG, cross FR1280 twice then traverse a side drainage of Mac Creek, followed by a gradual hillside ascent to the Fry Creek Tr816 intersection.
  • 2.4mi: Go right on Fry Creek Tr816 and the switchback descent to the Keeton Tr815 intersection. If the intersection is missed, then either go left onto FR780 or backtrack to find the intersection.
  • 3.3mi: Go left onto Keeton Tr815, which merges with FR780. Continue on FR780.
  • 5.2mi: At the FR780 summit go right onto Keeton Tr815 and descend the steep drainage for 1mi to the Keeton Creek crossing.
  • 6.2mi: Cross Keeton Creek and ascend the steep hillside to the 7mi FR726 crossing. The ascent moderates, crossing FR729 at 7.5mi, then paralleling FR726 for 0.5mi.
  • 8.5mi: Go left at the intersection with an abandoned trail, cross FR725 twice, then complete the ascent to the upper TH.
  • 9.8mi: From the upper TH, return to Barnhouse Tr813. FR726 can provide an alternate route, to avoid excessive treefall.



Trail Index

This Ride

Barnhouse Trail 813, Fry Trail 816, Keeton Trail 815


Barnhouse Campground


Trail Rankings

Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.

  • Overall Rating: Ride quality and challenge
  • Aerobic: Ascent challenge
  • Technical Difficulty: Terrain challenge
  • Steepness: Average incline
  • Flow: Uninterrupted riding
  • Elevation Change: Total elevation gain
  • Ride Difficulty: Terrain challenge






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