Area Status: Open
The Warnock Trailhead is located on Summit Ridge along the western edge of the Hells Canyon Wilderness area. This site provides access to Temperance Creek trail #1778 which enters Hells Canyon Wilderness. The trailhead is also the main entrance to Lord Flat and the Summit Ridge-Western Rim National Recreation Trail.
This remote site is popular with Summer hikers, OHV riders, and in the late Summer and Fall with big game hunters.
At a Glance
No reservations are needed for this site.
||General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site. Wilderness Regulations apply within Hells Canyon Wildernes.
Motorized vehicles, bicycles, carts, hang glider and other mechanical equipment is prohibited in the Wilderness area.
Motorized use past the gate on the Summit Ridge-Western Rim National Recreation Trail (#1774) is closed and the gate is locked from 3 days prior to archery season to the end of anterless elk season (late August through late November) to minimize wildlife disturbance.
||Enterprise, Oregon (61 miles)
||Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
||Wallowa Mountains Office
From Enterprise, Oregon travel south 6 miles on Highway 82 towards Joseph; In Joseph turn left on Highway 350 and go 30 miles to Imnaha, Oregon; In Imnaha travel about 26 miles on Forest Road 2640 (Hat Point Road) to the trailhead.
ADVISORY: Forest Road 2640 is very steep, and narrow. Low clearance vehicles, RVs and vehicles pulling trailers are advised to use caution when traveling the lower sections of this road. The road can also be slippery when wet or frozen and is not recommended for trailers in the late fall and winter.