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.

Please be advised that snow levels are ever changing and that roads and trails may be covered with snow. Please contact your local Ranger District for the most current information on roads and trails.

 

Baker City, Oregon area

Road Name & Location
Road Number
Maintained
Vehicle Recommendation and Condition
State Highway 7 (Baker City to Austin Jct)
State Highway 7
Yes
ODOT keeps highway 245 open year round.
(A) - Paved two lane road.
Elkhorn Drive Scenic Byway (Highways 520 and 24 to Sumpter to Granite)
 Baker County 520, and Grant County 24

Yes

 
(A) - Paved two lane road.
Baker County highway 520 and Grant County highway 24 are kept open to Granite year round.
Elkhorn Drive Scenic Byway (Granite north and east to Anthony Lakes)
 FS Road 73

YES

(A) - Paved two lane road.
Not maintained for winter travel.  This section is 24 miles in length.
Elkhorn Drive Scenic Byway (Anthony Lakes to Baker City)
FS Road 73 and County roads

Yes

(A) - Paved two lane road.
The highways are maintained for winter travel by Union County, Baker County and Anthony Lakes Ski Resort.
Dooley Mountain
State Highway 245
Yes
(A) - Paved two lane.
ODOT keeps highway 245 open year round.

 Enterprise/Joseph, Oregon area

Road Name & Location
Road Number
Maintained
Vehicle Recommendation and Condition
 FS 39

  Yes

 (A) - Double lane paved road with turnouts.
 Freezeout Road
FS 4230
No
(A) - Single lane, native surface with minimal turnouts
 Hat Point Road
 FS 4240
No
 (A) – Single lane gravel road with turnouts.
 Dug Bar Road
County735 /FS 4260
No
(B) – County Road 735 Paved single lane with turnouts  for first 5 miles. FS 4260 one lane native surface road with turnouts.
Caution: Road surface can be slick & hazardous when wet.
 Wellamotkin Drive(Highway 3 to 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
Yes/ 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
 
Yes
 
Maintained year round to the SnoPark. From the snow park to the 39 road is a designated, groomed snowmobile trail and is not maintained for winter travel.
(A) - One lane gravel road.
Summit and Eagle Creek
   FS 77
No

(A) - One lane gravel road.

East Eagle Creek
FS 7745

No

(A) - One lane gravel road with turnouts.

 La Grande, Oregon area

Road Name & Location
Road Number
Maintained
Vehicle Recommendation and Condition
Spring Creek
 
      FS21
 

 No
6/1/2018: road melted out in it's entirety.
OHVs prohibited on FS 21 road between I-84 and 2100410 junction (Forest Order 385) and off road on the southeast side of the 2100 road Dec 15 - May 1 Forest Order 233
(A) First 3 miles from I-84 two lane gravel road, remainder one lane with turnouts.
Mt. Emily Summit
FS 31

No
 
 
Road maintained by Umatilla NF, Walla Walla Ranger District.  Check Umatilla NF,  Walla Walla Ranger District Recreation Report for conditions.
A) - One lane road with turnouts.
  FS 3106
No
A) - One lane road with turnouts.
Fox Hill Road
FS 3120
No

(A) Single lane road with turnouts.

(B) 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
5/1/2018 Brushing, blading, cleaning  of ditches and culverts from freeway direction for 18 miles of roads to be used during upcoming Top Face Timber Sale occuring.  4300 spur road preparation for the timber sale will also be occuring.  Please be aware and patient with equipment and personnel.
(A) - One lane road with turnouts.
OHVs prohibited on FS 43 road between I-84 and FS 4305 road junction. (Forest Order 385).
West Side FS 4305
Partially

5/7/2018 Road bladed from the 5100 road and Park Saddle.

Timber sale operations on the 5140 road. Trucks enter 51 road at Grande Ronde Guard Station at the 4305 juntion.   Road 5140 is being maintained for LOGGING USE ONLY. (A)Single lane road with turnouts.

Grande Ronde River
FS 51
No
6/1/2018: Road melted out entire length.
Timber sale operations on the 5140 road. Trucks enter 51 road at Grande Ronde Guard Station at the 4305 juntion.   Road 5140 is being maintained for LOGGING USE ONLY.
(A) Two lane paved road.
OHV traffic prohibited by Oregon State Law.  
Rainbow Road FS 5125
No
6/1/2018: road melted out approximately 10 miles.
 
(A) 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).
  FS 5140 No 4/11/2018 Road 5140 is being maintained for LOGGING USE ONLY. Not maintained for winter travel.  Designated snowmobile trail during winter months. Timber sale operations on the 5140 road. Trucks enter 51 road at Grande Ronde Guard Station at the 4305 junction.  
Blue Springs FS 5155

Yes

5/7/2018

5/7/2018 Bladed between the 5100 and 5160 roads.
Not maintained for winter passenger vehicle travel.  .(A) Single lane road with turnouts.
Umapine
FS 5160
Partially

5/7/2018 Bladed from Hwy 244 to Umapine Trailhead/Campground and between the 5100 and 5182 roads.  It is melted out between the blading projects.  (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
5/7/2018 Snow closes road at about the 6200-160 road.
(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
6/1/2018 Snow melted out to Trailhead and Campground.
(A) - One lane 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

6/1/2018 Road melted out.

(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
4/11/2018 Not maintained for winter passenger vehicle travel. Designated snowmobile route during winter months.
(A) One lane road with turnouts.
 
FS 77 (Hwy 203 to Boulder Park)
No
6/1/2018 Road melted out.
 
(A)  One lane with turnouts.
Main Eagle Creek
FS 7755
No
6/1/2018 Road melted out.
 
(A) – Two lane gravel road.
North Fork Catherine Creek FS 7785
No

6/1/2018 Road melted out to trailhead.  (A)  One lane road with turnouts.

Buck Creek FS 7787
No

4/11/2018 Not maintained for winter passenger vehicle travel.

(A)  One lane road with turnouts.

Unity, Oregon area

Road Name & Location
Road Number
Maintained
Vehicle Recommendation and Condition
East Camp Creek
 FS 16
No
11/6/2017 Not maintained for winter travel.
(A) One lane road.
Journey Though Time Scenic Byway (Unity to Blue Mtn Summit)
OR Hwy 26
Yes
This road is maintained for winter and year round travel by ODOT, which maintains the road throughout the year.
(A) - Two lane paved road.
North Fork Burnt River
Baker County Road 529
Yes
This road is maintained for winter and year round travel by Baker County.
(A) - Two lane gravel road.
South Fork Burnt River
FS 6005
No
11/6/2017 Not maintained for winter travel.
(A) - One lane road.

 Riggins, Idaho area

Road Name & Location
Road Number
Maintained
Vehicle Recommendation and Condition
Big Canyon Road
FS1805
 
No
11/1/2016
(B) - One lane jeep trail. Last maintained summer of 2013
Black Lake
 FS112
No
11/1/2016
(B) - One lane, steep rough road.
Cow Creek
FS 242
No
11/1/2016
(A) - One lane, steep road 8 miles long.
Crooked Road
FS 672
No
(A) - One lane, gravel road with turnouts.
Kirkwood Creek
FS 2062
No
(B) - One lane jeep trail. ATV/OHV travel
Loop Road
FS 2060/
1819
No
(A) - One lane, limited turnouts, rocky and rutted (FS 1819 is 5 miles long, FS 2060 is 9 miles).
Pittsburg Landing (Deer Creek Road)
County 493
Limited winter access
No Potable Water
(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 
(A) - One lane, gravel road with turnouts, 13 miles long.
Rim View
FS 420
No
(B) - One lane rough native surface. Not suitable for passenger cars. Soft shoulders.
Seven Devils/ Heavens Gate
FS 517
No
(A) - One lane, gravel road with turnouts. Expect Snow. Carry traction devices. Road is 18 miles long from highway to Heavens Gate Lookout.

 

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