Badland Rocks Trailhead

The Badlands which became designated wilderness in 2009 is great for winter riding, with 29,000 acres and several different trailheads and access points to choose from. The Badlands Rock trailhead is the largest, as far as parking, and there are several riding options from here, on mostly flat and easy trails.

  From Bend, drive east on Hwy 20 towards Burns, just before the 17 mile marker take a left at the
Oregon Badlands Wilderness sign, cross over a cattle guard and continue on the paved road for one mile.
Turn left into the parking lot for Badlands Rock Trailhead. There is plenty of room here to park, .

Photo and directions courtesy of Holly Anderson

Two hitching posts on the south side of the lot

Potable water- No
Vault toilets -    No

Reservations: No
Fees: No                                                                                                                                        

Elevation: 3600’

Information Center: BLM Prineville District 541-416-6700