Near Prineville in the Ochoco National Forest, the Rock Creek Trail (#823) is 7 miles one wayand is classified as most difficult. Remoteness, solitude, and a wilderness-like setting are all attributes of this challenging but scenic trail. The trailhead is located on FS Road 38 by Potter Meadow (see direction for driving from Paulina under the Spanish Peak trail description). The lower 3 miles of the trail follow historic Watermans Ditch, built in the early 19th century. You will mountain bike ride through dense stands of mixed conifer, lush stream-side vegetation, and meadows. This mountain bike ride is challenging with short steep pitches and more gentle grades mixed in. Clearing width on the trail is narrow making this a technically challenging mountain bike ride in a remote and primitive setting. If you want to get away from it all, this trail is for you!
Overall, Rock Creek Trail is the 45th most popular mountain bike trail of all 55 mountain biking rides in Oregon.