Forest Road and Access Report

This Forest Road and Access Report summarizes the current known conditions for many of the main roads across the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. Most forest roads are only seasonally open and driveable from the late spring through the fall. When they are 'maintained' the road has been driven by district road engineers and the observed hazards have been removed. The tables below summarize road conditions in areas near cities with Forest Service offices. Not all of the roads or road segments are Forest Service maintained roads.

Vehicle Recommendation 

  • (A) = Suitable for most low-clearance passenger cars
  • (B) = Not suitable for most low-clearance vehicles or trailers. High-clearance and/or 4 wheel drive vehicles recommended.

Baker City, Oregon area

 

Road Name & Location
Road Number
Maintained
Vehicle Recommendation and Condition
State Highway 7 (Sumpter Valley to Austin Jct)
State Highway 7
 
(A) - Paved two lane road.
Elkhorn Drive Scenic Byway (Baker City to Granite)
 Highway 7, Baker County 520, and Grant County 24
 
(A) - Paved two lane road.
Elkhorn Drive Scenic Byway (Granite - Anthony Lakes)
 FS 73
11/1/2013: Not maintained for the winter season.
(A) - Paved two lane road. 
Elkhorn Drive Scenic Byway (Baker City to Anthony Lakes)
 County roads and FS 73
11/1/2013: This section of the 73 Rd is maintained by Anthony Lakes Ski Area.
(A) - Paved two lane road.
Dooley Mountain
State Highway 245
 
(A) - Paved two lane.

Enterprise/Joseph, Oregon area

 

Road Name & Location
Road Number
Maintained
Vehicle Recommendation and Condition
Hells Canyon Scenic Byway           
 FS 39
No
3/7/14: Heavy snow on Roadway - up to 12 inches in some places.
 
(A) - Paved two lane road. Road is open. Maintenance is ongoing. Please use caution.
 
 Freezeout Road
FS 4230
No
 (A) - Single lane with turnouts.
 Hat Point Road
 FS 4240
No
 (A) – Single lane gravel road with turnouts, steep road.
 Dug Bar Road
County735 /FS 4260
No
(B) – County Road 735 Paved single lane with turnouts  for first 5 miles then one lane native surface road with turnouts.
 Wellamotkin Drive(Highway 3 to Coyote Campground)
FS 46
No
(A) Paved double lane first 8 miles, then single lane gravel with turnouts.
Wellamotkin Drive (Thomason Meadows, Buckhorn Overlook, Coyote Campground)
FS 46
No

(A) - Single lane gravel road with turnouts.

Chesnimnus Road
FS 4625
No
(A) - Single lane gravel road with turnouts.
Upper Imnaha River Road
County 727/FS 3955
No
(A) - Single lane gravel roadwith turnouts. Last 5 miles is FS 39.

Halfway, Oregon area

 

Road Name & Location
Road Number
Maintained
Vehicle Recommendation and Condition
 Clear Creek and Fish Lake
 FS 66
No
7/3/2013
3/12/14: heavy snow, over 12 inches.
(A) - One lane gravel road. 
Summit and Eagle Creek
FS 77
No
7/3/2013
(A) - One lane gravel road.
East Eagle Creek
FS 7745
No
7/3/2013
(A) - One lane gravel road with turnouts. Watch for where Little Kettle Ck crosses the road, passable at own risk.

La Grande, Oregon area

 

Road Name & Location
Road Number
Maintained
Vehicle Recommendation and Condition
Spring Creek
FS 21
No
April 7, 2014 - from I-84: drifts close the road near Dark Canyon.
First 3 miles from I-84 two lane gravel road, remainder one lane with turnouts. OHVs prohibited on FS 21 road between
I-84 and 2100410 junction. (Forest Order 385). 
Mt. Emily Summit
FS 31
No
Frequent timber sale truck traffic moving between I-84 and 3106-100 area. Please be safe by reducing your speed and being prepared to back up when you meet a truck on a narrow area or corner.
(A)  – One lane road with turnouts.  Check Umatilla NF,  Walla Walla Ranger District Recreation Report for conditions.
Fox Hill Road
FS 3120
No
(A) Single lane road with turnouts.
OHVs prohibited on FS 3120 road from its junction with County Road 7 to its junction with FS 3120400. (Forest Order 385).
Ladd Canyon
FS 43
No
(A) - One lane road with turnouts.
OHVs prohibited on FS 43 road between I-84 and FS 4305 road junction. (Forest Order 385).
Grande Ronde River
FS 51
No
(A) Two lane paved.
OHV traffic prohibited by Oregon State Law.
La Grande Watershed FS 5125 No
(B) Single lane road with turnouts.
OHVs prohibited on FS 5125 road from its junction with FS 51 Road to its junction with Forest Road 5138. (Forest Order 385).
Blue Springs FS 5155 No
April 7, 2014 - Road melted out.
(A) Single lane road with turnouts. 
Umapine
FS 5160
No
April 7, 2014 - Drifts close the road between Umapile Trailhead and about six miles in from 51 Road.
(A)- One lane road with turnouts.
OHVs prohibited on FS 5160 road between its junction with FS 5155 Road to its junction with Forest Road 51. (Forest Order 385).
Rock Springs
FS 62
No
 (A) - One lane road with turnouts.
OHVs prohibited on FS 62 road between its junction with County Road 62 to its junction with Forest Road 6205. (Forest Order 385).
Moss Springs
FS 6220

No

 
(A) – One land road with turnouts. Recommend high clearance vehicles from Moss Springs to Point Prominence.
OHVs prohibited on FS 6220 between County Road 65 to Moss Springs Campground . (Forest Order 385)
Big Creek
FS 67
No
(A) - One lane with turnouts. OHVs prohibited on FS 67 between 6710 junction and Road 77 junction (Forest Order 385)
Balm Creek
FS 70
No
 
(A) –One lane road with turnouts. 
 
FS 77 (Hwy 203 to Main Eagle)
No
April 7, 2014 - Road closed by snow drifts approximately 2 miles in from Hwy 203.
Extremely rough road the four miles on either side of West Eagle Trailhead.  
(B) -  One lane with turnouts.
Main Eagle Creek
FS 7755
No
(A) – Two lane gravel road.

  

Unity, Oregon area

 

Road Name & Location
Road Number
Maintained
Vehicle Recommendation and Condition
East Camp Creek
 FS 16
No
(A) - One lane road.
Watch for potholes.
Journey Though Time Scenic Byway (Unity to Blue Mtn Summit)
Highway 26
No
(A) - Two lane paved road.
North Fork Burnt River
County 529
No
(A) - Two lane gravel road.
South Fork Burnt River
FS 6005
No
(A) - One lane road.

Riggins, Idaho area

 

 
Road Name & Location
Road Number
Maintained
Vehicle Recommendation and Condition
Big Canyon Road
FS1805
No
7/24/2013
(B) - One lane jeep trail. Last maintained summer of 2013
Black Lake
FS 112
YES
7/24/2013
(B) - One lane, steep rough road. CLOSED DUE TO SNOW
Cow Creek
FS 242

No

7/24/2013
(A) - One lane, steep road 8 miles long.
Crooked Road
FS 672
No
7/24/2013
(A) - One lane, gravel road with turnouts.
Kirkwood Creek
FS 2062
No
7/24/2013
(B) - One lane jeep trail. ATV/OHV travel
Loop Road
FS 2060/1819
No
  7/24/2013
(A) - One lane, limited turnouts, rocky and rutted (FS 1819 is 5 miles long, FS 2060 is 9 miles). EXPECT SNOW IN HIGHER ELEVATIONS
Pittsburg Landing (Deer Creek Road)
County 493
No
7/24/2013
(A) - One lane gravel road, 17 miles from Salmon River bridge to Snake River. Steep on westside of Pittsburg Saddle. POSSIBLE SNOW IN PITTSBURG SADDLE AREA
Race Creek Road
FS 241
No
7/24/2013
(A) - One lane, gravel road with turnouts, 13 miles long.
Rim View
FS 420
No
7/24/2013
(B) - One lane rough native surface. Not suitable for passenger cars. Soft shoulders.
Seven Devils/ Heavens Gate
FS 517
No
7/24/2013
(A) - One lane, gravel road with turnouts. Expect Snow. Carry traction devices. Road is 18 miles long from highway to Heavens Gate Lookout. CLOSED DUE TO SNOW IN HIGHER ELEVATIONS.