Lower Wenaha River

Easy (to National Forest)
4.6 miles round trip
350 feet elevation gain
Open all year
Use: hikers, horses

Difficult (to Crooked Creek)
12.8 miles round trip
580 feet elevation gain

Like a jagged crack in the planet’s crust, the Wenaha River canyon zigzags from the remote village of Troy into the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness. A 31.4-mile trail follows the river from the start of its desert canyon to its source high in the Blue Mountains. For an easy day trip, explore the first few miles of the path. For a longer trip, continue to a campsite near the Crooked Creek footbridge.

From Interstate 84 in La Grande, take...

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This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Eastern Oregon.

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