Wenaha River Trail #3106

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This trail traverses the southern portion of Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness from east to west following the Wild and Scenic Wenaha River. It begins at Troy Trailhead in Troy, OR and ends at Timothy Springs Trailhead.

The trail climbs from an elevation of 1600' at Troy to 4700' elevation at Timothy Springs. Maintenance is generally done early in the season. Temperatures are extremely high along the river during the hot weather. At the Wenaha Forks where Elk Flat Trail #3241 comes in, the main trail begins to climb steadily for 11 miles to Timothy Springs.

The primary attraction of the Wenaha is the rugged scenic beauty of the canyon. All the trails leading into the Wenaha have significant elevation changes, but offer great panoramic views of the Wenaha drainage. The Wenaha is a good fishing stream and offers seclusion because of its remoteness. There are numerous areas to camp on the bars along the river. Rattlesnakes are common along the trail.

Practice Leave-No-Trace camping ethics. Pack all garbage out. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 05/16/2016 Not Maintained. Trails/Trailheads are considered open although they may have snow and downed trees blocking the path. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply
  • Trail closed to all motorized and mechanized equipment, including mountain bikes and carts.
  • Weed-free feed is required for stock animals.
Closest Towns: Troy, Oregon
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Three Forks, Elk Flat, and Timothy trailheads. You will not need a Recreation Pass for the Troy Trailhead.
Information Center: Pomeroy Ranger District 

General Information

Directions:

The Wenaha River is accessible by a number of routes. The most popular are:


Activities


Hiking

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Backpacking

The primary attraction of the Wenaha is the rugged scenic beauty of the canyon. All the trails leading into the Wenaha have significant elevation changes, but offer great panoramic views of the Wenaha drainage. The Wenaha is a good fishing stream and offers seclusion because of its remoteness. There are numerous areas to camp on the bars along the river. Rattlesnakes are common along the trail. Practice Leave-No-Trace camping ethics. Pack all garbage out.
Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Day Hiking

See activity description under Backpacking.

Horse Riding & Camping

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