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Little Minam River

Contact Info
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
88401 Hwy. 82
Enterprise, OR 97828

Phone:
541-426-4978
Basics
Length:
27.7 miles round trip
Difficulty:
Easy,
Intermediate,
Difficult
Time:
Multi-Day
Trailhead Elevation:
4147 feet
Elevation Range:
4147 feet to 7678 feet
Elevation Change:
3531 feet
Usage:
Heavy use in summer and fall (horses and hikers)
Season:
Summer to Fall

Description

You will travel through dense forested land, following the winding Little Minam and Minam Rivers. Dispersed camping sites are plentiful. You will find some good fishing spots along the way and observe the historic Horse Ranch along this route.

NW Forest Passes are required at Moss Springs Trailhead. There is parking at the trailhead with stock loading ramp and hitch rails. Outhouse toilets are available. There are signs at the trailhead, boundaries and junctions. Watch for bears in this area, especially in late August and September. There is water along the entire route for stock, but carrying your own drinking water is recommended.

Details

Length:
27.7 miles round trip
Difficulty:
Easy
Intermediate
Difficult
Time:
Multi-Day
Trailhead Elevation:
4147
Elevation Range:
4147 feet to 7678
Elevation Change:
3531
Usage:
Heavy use in summer and fall (horses and hikers)
Season:
Summer to Fall

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Take State Highway No. 237 from Island City 12 miles to Cove. Take Forest Road No. 6220 from Cove (sign says Moss Springs Campground Trailhead) 8.2 miles.This road is very steep.


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