In Halfway, Oregon travel north on Main Street to Fish Lake Road; Turn right on Fish Lake road and go 3.3 miles to Clear Creek Road; Turn left on Clear Creek Road and go 4 miles to Forest Road 66; Turn right on Forest Road 66 and go on 13.5 miles to the trailhead entrance on right side of road. (It is before the Fish Lake Campground entrance). Most of the upper forest road is narrow, single land gravel and dirt road.
From Enterprise, Oregon travel south on Oregon State Highway 82 to Joseph for about 6.5 miles; In Joseph turn left on Oregon State 350 and go about 8 miles to the Wallowa Loop Road; Turn right on the Wallowa Loop Road (also known as the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway) and travel on this road which eventually becomes Forest Road 39 for 40.5 miles to Forest Road 66; Turn right on Forest Road 66 and go about 13 miles to the trailhead entrance on the left. (It is past the Fish Lake Campground entrance)