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Bigfoot Hilton

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Home Mines Cabin (Bigfoot Hilton), North Fork John Day River (bobcat)
Interior, Home Mines Cabin (Bigfoot Hilton) (bobcat)


On the North Fork John Day Trail, the horse trail leads off to the left before the broken footbridge over Trout Creek. Eight yards from the main trail, another spur goes left to the Home Mines Cabin, immortalized as the “Bigfoot Hilton” in William L. Sullivan’s account of his trek across Oregon, Listening for Coyote. Sullivan spent two days here during a snowstorm, but the two-room cabin is now a little worse for wear from the frequent visitations although there are still bed springs, a wood stove, and a two-door cabinet.

This is fine turn around point if you’re out for a shorter hike. Otherwise, at Trout Creek, you have two choices: either to wobble across the broken footbridge or to slosh across at the horse ford downstream (It is current policy not to replace these bridges, so when this bridge goes, the ford will be the only option).

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