Wallowa-Whitman Alerts, Notices and Project Updates
ALERT: The Hat Point Road (#4240) has been re-opened to the Warnock Corral Trailhead and to Hat Point. From the Warnock Corral Trailhead, the Western Rim National Recreation Trail north (#1774) will remain closed to motorized vehicles due to heavy firefighter traffic and safety concerns.
Additionally, an area closure has been implemented west of Somers Point.
Road & Trail Closures: The Hat Point Road #4240 has been re-opened to the Warnock Corral Trailhead and to Hat Point. The Temporary Flight Restriction is lifted, however an area closure is still in place / Area Closure Order / Area Closure Map
The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, 2.3 million acres of varied landscape, extends from the Blue Mountains and rugged Wallowa Mountains down to the spectacular canyon country of the Snake River on the Idaho border.
The forest ranges in elevation from 875 feet in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area to 9,845 feet in the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area.
We manage the forest as sustainable ecosystems providing clean water, wildlife habitat and valuable forest products. This setting offers a variety of year-round recreation opportunities.
Across the nation and in the Pacific Northwest, there is broad public support for actively managing forests to be more resilient to the uncertainties of climate change and the effects of insect outbreaks, disease, and destructive wildfires that follow decades of fire suppression in fire-dependent forests. Read more about Accelerated Restoration.
The East Face Analysis Area is a multi-agency collaborative restoration project designed to restore and maintain resilient landscapes, create fire adapted communities and respond to wildfire. Learn more about this exciting project by clicking the link!
Click the link to view this video on hiking safely with goats, which provides guidance and educational value for people recreating in areas where they are likely to have interactions with mountain goats.
Interested in learning about Forest campsites, trails and wilderness areas? Find out more here!