Granny View Overlook

Man looking down at sharp and rugged canyonlands

Granny View Overlook is a great place to view the rugged Imnaha River canyon. Located along the Hat Point Road (see advisory below), the interpretive area and overlook are popular for summer visitors desiring to see the Hells Canyon area from the river bottom to the ridgetop. 

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

Granny View Canyon View Granny View Boardwalk Granny View Old Ranch Gate

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Accessible, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: No fees for this site. 
Open Season: late June
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site.
Closest Towns: Joseph, Oregon  (46 miles); Imnaha, Oregon (16.5 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Wallowa Mountains Office

General Information


From Enterprise, Oregon travel south 6 miles on Highway 82 towards Joseph; In Joseph turn left on Highway 350 and go 30 miles to Imnaha, Oregon; In Imnaha travel about 16.5 miles on Forest Road 2640 (Hat Point Road) to the interpretive area entrance on the right side of the road.

ADVISORY: Forest Road 2640 is very steep, and narrow. Low clearance vehicles, RVs and vehicles pulling trailers are advised to use caution when traveling the lower sections of this road. The road can also be slippery when wet or frozen and is not recommended for trailers in the late fall and winter.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Viewing Scenery

Spectacular views of Imnaha River canyon


Picnic tables:
Parking: Truck and RV parking area
Toilets: Accessible vault toilets
Accessible: Vault toilets and pathway

Related Information

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6380 feet