Trail Report - Hells Canyon National Recreation Area in Oregon

This trail report provides the known conditions for the main summer recreation trails in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (HCNRA) in Oregon. It includes trails found in the HCNRA in Oregon along the Wild and Scenic Snake River, in the Hells Canyon Wilderness, and on the Wallowa Valley Ranger District outside of the HCNRA located east and north of Enterprise, Oregon.

A 'maintained' trail has been reviewed by a district recreation manager, the known hazards (e.g. rock slides, broken trees and branches) have been removed and annual maintenance tasks have been completed. A 'maintained' trail has been reviewed by the district recreation manager, the known hazards (e.g. rock slides, broken trees and branches) have been removed and annual maintenance tasks have been completed.

  • Any User Reports under “Conditions/Notes” in the following tables are not validated by Forest Service personnel; however information is shared for the benefit of all users.

  • Hazards and changing weather conditions may occur at any time so always be prepared for unplanned events. Typical conditions may include downed trees, high-water crossings, water and rock slides on trails, late spring or early fall snow storms on roads and trails.

  • Please be advised that late spring and early fall snow levels are ever changing and that roads and trails may be covered with snow. Contact your local Ranger District for the most current information on roads and trails.

Hells Canyon Wilderness Trails

 Trail Name Miles Trail Access

 Maintained:

Condition:
 Hat Point #1752  3.1  Hat Point Trailhead
6/28/17
No
Trailhead accessible. No recent trail reports.
 Hells Canyon Reservoir #1890  4.8 Copper Creek Trailhead (BLM)
6/28/17
No
No recent trail reports.
High #1751 36.6 Freezeout Trailhead or Hat Point Trailhead
6/28/17
No
Snow free.
 Reservoir Bench #1884  6.5 Buck Creek (NRA) Trailhead
6/28/17
No
No recent trail reports.

Temperance Creek

#1778

11.2 Warnock Corral Trailhead

6/28/17

No

No recent trail reports.
 Western Rim National Recreation Trail #1774  43 PO Saddle Trailhead, Saddle Creek Campground, Dug Bar Trailhead
6/28/17
No
No recent trail reports.

Snake River and HCNRA Upland Trails

 Trail Name Miles Trail Access Maintained : Conditions:
Cow Creek #1699  13.6 Off Forest Road 4240 and 315                
6/28/17
No
No recent trail reports.
Freezeout #1749 2.25 Freezeout Trailhead
6/28/17
No
Snow free.
Horse Creek #1710 8.6 Hat Point Road (Forest Road 4240)
6/28/17
No
No recent trail reports.
Imnaha #1713 8.5 Cow Creek Trailhead
5/15/17
Yes/No
Maintained from Cow Cr. bridge to Eureka Bar
Indian Village Grove .5

Indian Village Grove FSR 46

6/28/17
No
Accessible
Lightning Creek #1717 11 Off Forest Road 4240 and 315.
6/28/17
No
No recent trail reports.
Nez Perce National Historic Trail #1727  7  Dug Bar Trailhead
6/28/17
No
No recent trail reports.

Saddle Creek #1776

10.7 Freezeout Trailhead
6/28/17
No
Snow free.
Snake River #1726  46.6 Dug Bar Trailhead
6/28/17
No
low elevation trail; generally open year round

Tulley Creek

#1724

  Buckhorn Overlook

6/28/17

No

No recent trail reports.

Wallowa Valley Trails

Trail Name Miles Trail Access Maintained as of: Condition as of:
Chico #1658   4.5  Chico Trailhead         
6/28/17
No
No recent trail reports.
Davis Creek #1660  5.6  Chico Trailhead
6/28/17
No
No recent trail reports.
Swamp Creek #1678  7.7  Chico Trailhead
6/28/17
No
No recent trail reports.




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