Visit Destinations

Your national forests and grasslands are 193 million acres of vast, scenic beauty waiting for you to discover. Visitors who choose to recreate on these public lands find more than 150,000 miles of trails, 10,000 developed recreation sites, 57,000 miles of streams, 122 alpine ski areas, 338,000 heritage sites, and specially designated sites that include 9,100 miles of byways, 22 recreation areas, 11 scenic areas, 439 wilderness areas, 122 wild and scenic rivers, nine monuments, and one preserve. And remember, “It’s All Yours.”

Rec Area Description Status
Rec area marker Vinegar Hill/Indian Rock Scenic Area

This scenic area is located on the southernmost portion of the Umatilla National Forest adjacent to the North Fork John Day Wilderness. It covers over 25,000 acres, including the highest elevation point on the Forest: Vinegar Hill at 8,100 feet. The major attraction of this area, aside from hunting opportunities, is the splendid 360-degree vista available from several high elevation viewpoints. Hiking in grassy, open alpine areas and subalpine trees provide a scenic and unusual contrast from the adjacent forested areas.

Rec area marker Asotin Road 43

This road is open to about 1 mile before the Mt. Misery area.  6/22/2017

This road begins at Misery Spring and ends at the forest boundary near the Cloverland Sno-Park. Spectacular views from the road looking into the Wallowa Mountains, and into the Wenatchee drainage.  During the summer months you may encounter mushroom and huckleberry pickers as this is a popular area for those activities.

As of Dec. 1 thru March 31 each year it is a designated snow mobile trail.   It is usually accessible by vehicle in late May to early June, depending on how quick the snow melts.

Rec area marker Blue Mountain Byway West Interpretive Site

Blue Mountain Byway West Interpretive Site

Rec area marker Blue Mountain Scenic Byway

The Blue Mountain Scenic Byway, designated in 1989 under the National Scenic Byway Program, allows east-west travelers an alternative route between the Columbia River near Arlington and Baker City, Oregon. This scenic byway covers 130 miles of paved, two-lane road, crossing Morrow and Umatilla counties in northeast Oregon, with a long segment of the byway traversing the Umatilla National Forest


See also: Blue Mountain Scenic Byway Points of Interest

Rec area marker Cloverland Road #43

This road is open for wheeled traffic.  08/07/2014

This road is closed from Dec. 1 thru March 31 for snow mobile trail grooming, not accessible by wheeled vehicles until the snow melts. 

This trail begins at Cloverland Snowpark and ends at the junction of Wenatchee and Big Butte. These trails are well maintained (snow allowing) for snowmobilers, cross-country skiing, and other winter recreationalists. The trail is single width groomed and follows a gentle incline in elevation.

Rec area marker Mountain Road #40

This road is closed to wheeled traffic from Dec. 1 thru March 31 each year.  This is the time that it is a designated snow mobile trail and is groomed on a regular basis.  This trail begins at the forest boundary on Mountain Road #40 and ends at Mount Misery. The groomed section along Mountain Road #40 is well maintained for snowmobiles, cross-country skiers, and other snow enthusiasts. The trail is characterized by a double groom width for easier passage, well-marked trail signs along the route, and generally follows along at a gentle incline from the Boundary to Mount Misery. The trail does narrow on the bypass behind Sunset Point.

Rec area marker Ray Ridge Viewpoint

This viewpoint offers an unobstructed view of 95% of the Wenaha -Tucannon Wilderness.

Rec area marker Stahl Canyon Overlook

The overlook, located on Forest Service Road 21, offers a panoramic view of the canyon and beyond to the northwest. Big game use this canyon as a travelway, and raptors are often seen soaring overhead.

Rec area marker Sturdevant Springs

This site offers groomed cross-country ski trails.

Rec area marker Table Rock Lookout

Table Rock offers spectacular and unmatched views of the surrounding terrain. To the west is the Mill Creek Watershed, municipal water source for the City of Walla Walla, Washington, and eastward lies the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness. On the narrow ridgeline separating these two rugged areas is the Kendall Skyline Road (Forest Service Road 64).