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North Fork Walla Walla River

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains
45.9418, -118.0026 Map & Directions
Length
20.2 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
1540 feet
Highest Point
5400 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard
Find spanning views and old-growth timber on the North Fork Walla Walla River trial. Photo by BYOC. Full-size image

This well-maintained trail follows along the North Fork Walla Walla River. Large trees provide shade for most of the hike, and all the flora and fauna that come with being near water. Continue reading

  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Old growth
  • Wildlife
  • Rivers

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Hiking North Fork Walla Walla River

This well-maintained trail follows along the North Fork Walla Walla River. It gradually descends from the trailhead for about 7 miles. There is a short ascent for about 3 miles, as the trail pulls away from the river to meet up with the Table Springs/Bear Creek trail.

The North Fork Walla Walla River trail offers an abundance of water. Large trees provide shade for most of the hike, and all the flora and fauna that come with being near water. At about mile 7, the trail crosses a bridge over the North Fork and begins ascending to the top of the saddle that separates the North Fork from the South Fork. The trail climbs from 3000 feet to 4000 feet over the next 3 miles till it meets the Table Springs/Bear Creek trail at the top.

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North Fork Walla Walla River

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 45.9418, -118.0026 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Walla Walla, take Mill Creek Road to the NF-65, Tiger Creek junction. Vere right onto Forest Service Road 6512.Continue for about 1 mile to the unmarked trailhead. It is located right before the sharp junction with the 020 road.

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Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

Umatilla National Forest, Walla Walla Ranger District

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