Fremont National Recreation Trail -
The Fremont National Recreation Trail (NRT), also known as the Southern Oregon Intertie Trail, is still under construction. Once this trail is completed it will traverse the entire length of the Fremont National Forest from north to south and it is planned to eventually connect the Pacific Crest Trail to the Desert Scenic Trail. The Fremont National Forest has been actively working on this trail since 1987 and the project is nearing completion, with only two gaps of about 15 miles each left to be constructed at this time (March 2000).
The portion of this trail between Government Harvey Pass and Cox Pass is approximately 50 miles long. From Government Harvey Pass the trail runs south along the crest of Winter Rim, a fault block rising more than 2000 ft. above the Summer Lake basin. Some spectacular vistas of the Summer Lake basin and the high desert to the east of it are available from this portion of the trail. In this vicinity the trail offers access to the Slide Mountain Geologic Area via a short (1 ” mile) side trip on a primitive road. (photo 106k) Fishing opportunities are found along several miles of this trail as it descends Bear Creek and again when it reaches the Chewaucan River (16 ” miles south of Govt. Harvey).
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Fremont National Recreation Trail
Government Harvey Camp Road
OR 97640 US