Succor Creek Road

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5/5 (7 reviews)
Adrian, Oregon (Malheur County)
Last Updated: 06/10/2022
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Succor Creek Road is a mixture of rolling desert grasslands, breathtaking canyons, and agricultural land. Located in eastern Oregon and part of the Bureau of Land Management, Succor Creek Road also runs through the Succor Creek State Natural Area. Coming from the Adrian side, the trail starts alongside sheep ranches that were built and settled by Basque migrants between the 1880s and 1930s. The trail then winds thru the grasslands where you will periodically see free-range cattle grazing. You will then come up by Succor Creek, a burbling stream that drifts beside the road, and cuts through the canyon. Then you will start noticing the rising cliffs and rock formations that are part of Succor Creek State Natural Area. This area is ground zero for rockhounders searching for thundereggs which are designated as Oregon's state rock. Succor Creek Road gradually winds back to rolling grasslands, ending with agricultural land once again. There are a number of offroad trails off this road that are great for exploring during dry weather. Succor Creek Road and Leslie Gulch Road are two great trails to combine for an easy scenic day trip.

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5/5 (7)
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/25/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

A beautiful and easy drive. Beautiful canyon with amazing rock formations.
Trail Review: Succor Creek Road - Bryan Peterson
Trail Review: Succor Creek Road - Bryan Peterson
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Visited: 08/02/2023
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Loved driving this easy road. Went from South to north after visiting Leslie Gulch (a must see by the way). Stopped at Succor Creek Campground for lunch break. Made a note that we will be back here to camp. Watch out for cows. Lots of wild turkeys.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/31/2023
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We drove this on our way up to Hells Canyon, Kleinshmidt Grade Road and Black Lake. Succor Creek is an easy, warm up trail. It's beautiful, a few shelf roads, but easy enugh if you just take your time. It's well worth the drive. If we had more time, we would have camped there for the night. There is a lot of nice sites to camp.
Trail Review: Succor Creek Road - Jeff Frey
Trail Review: Succor Creek Road - Jeff Frey
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/11/2023
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I drove this last Saturday from the south to the north. The road was muddy in places with puddles here and there but nothing bad. I've heard it can be really dusty in the summertime or in dryer months and I believe it. This was really a great time to go. In my opinion, the north side of the trail was quite boring with rolling hills. If I were to go again, I'd go in and out from the south. I guess I just enjoyed the higher elevation and ranchland area (south) more than the rolling hills in the north.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/02/2023
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Absolutely beautiful here when back in March. The roads were a bit wet and portions of the road have some wash boarding. We ended up camping near the creek for the night. I will back here again to explore the sides trails.

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