When I asked people for a recommendation of what to do around John Day, the first recommendation almost everyone made was that I should go to Strawberry Lake.
I was told to look for mountain goats. I’m not sure which rocks have the mountain goats, but I didn’t see any on either rock.
Beyond and south of the lake is the waterfall.
- The trailhead is south of Prairie City about 15 miles and starts at the campground. When I drove the road the last few miles were in poor condition and I don’t think a passenger car could drive the road.
- It is about 2.5 miles round trip to the lake. About 5 miles round trip to the falls.
- When I walked the trail, about 20% had slippery ice in the morning and slippery mud in the afternoon.
- It is popular trail. You most likely will not be alone.