70. Slocum Creek-Schoolhouse Gulch (Mahogany Mountain Unit
Suggested Citation: Kerr, Andy. 2000. Oregon Desert Guide: 70 Hikes. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books. p. 234.
What to Expect: Fantastic, colorful, and towering rock formations
Distance: 11.8-mile loop
Elevation Range: 2,700-5,289 feet
Drinking Water: No
Best Times: Spring (best for flowers), fall
USGS 7.5' Map: Rooster Comb
Oregon Map Starting Point: Adrian
Go southerly on OR 201 8 miles. As OR 201 turns east, continue south on the county road to Succor Creek State Recreation Area. After 26 miles turn westerly for Leslie Gulch. At approximately 13 miles is the boat ramp/campground at the mouth of Slocum Creek.
Hike up Slocum Creek far enough to cross over to return down Schoolhouse Gulch and Spring Creek and then the reservoir edge back to your vehicle.
This is a rugged and long day hike. Get an early start. If you find the going too slow for the time available, just turn around (assuming you've gone less than half way).