Lake Fork Creek Trailhead

Forest trailhead in pine trees with parked car

Located off the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway, the Lake Fork Creek Trailhead is a small trailhead facility set in amongst the cool pine and fir trees. The trailhead accesses the Lake Fork Trail (#1876) which goes along Lake Fork Creek and ends at the Lake Fork West Trailhead near Fish Lake Campground.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current Conditions
Reservations: This site is not reservable.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables, Parking
Fees: No fees or passes are required for this site.
Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site.
Closest Towns: Halfway, Oregon (19 miles); Enterprise, Oregon (59 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Pine Field Office

General Information


From Enterprise, Oregon travel south on Oregon State 82 towards 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 45 miles to the site; The trailhead is on the right side of the road before the Lake Fork Campground entrance.

From Halfway, Oregon head east out of town for 1 mile on Record Road to Highway 86; Once on Highway 86 go 9 miles to Wallowa Loop Road (also known as Forest Road 39 and Hells Canyon Scenic Byway) towards Enterprise and Joseph; Turn left on the Wallowa Loop Road/Forest Road 39 and travel about 8.5 miles to the trailhead entrance on the left side of the byway before the Lake Fork campground entrance.

Advisory: The Hells Canyon Scenic Byway is usually closed by snow from late October through late May or early June and is not passable with motor vehicles.

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Parking: Undesignated parking are for 4-5 vehicles with trailers

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