Cow Creek Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Cow Creek Trailhead is a small rustic trailhead along the Imnaha River. The site is primarily used in the spring for hikers, anglers and dual sport motorcycle riders going down to the Snake River, and summer and fall hunters. The road accessing this trailhead is rugged and not suitable for low clearance vehicles. 4-wheel drive recommended.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current Conditions
Reservations: This site is not reservable.
Area Amenities: Toilets,Parking
Fees No fees for this site.
Open Season: May
Usage: Light
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site.
Closest Towns: Joseph, Oregon (49 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Wallowa Mountains Office

General Information


From Enterprise, Oregon, travle south on Highway 82 for 6.5 miles; Turn left on State Highway 350 and travel 30 miles towards Imnaha, Oregon; In Imnaha turn left on Lower Imnaha Road towards Dug Bar for 14.5 miles. Cow Creek Trailhead is on the left side of the road by the bridge. 

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Toilets Vault toilet
Parking Unpaved area for 3-4 vehicles
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