Prospect Hill

From Willow Spring the trail climbs what is now called Ryan Hill. Pioneers called it Prospect Hill, for from the summit one could view the mountain country just ahead at the Sweetwater River. The ruts of the original trail are clearly visible here at the hill's summit (see the satelite image on the MSR Maps link below). A short detour off the Oregon Trail Road leads to a BLM exhibit at the ruts.

The view ahead from the top of Prospect Hill -- note the faint trail ruts

Trail ruts stretch towards the Sweetwater

Looking back down Prospect Hill towards the Willow Creek drainage

MSR Maps link for this location