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South Fork Walla Walla River

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains
45.8305, -118.1697 Map & Directions
Length
39.2 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
2885 feet
Highest Point
5000 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard
There are plenty of opportunities for recreation along the South Fork Walla Walla River trail. Photo by hikingwithzoe. Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Rivers

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Northwest Forest Pass

This trail, just over the border in Oregon, begins at a BLM trailhead, and ends at Deduct Pond on Forest Service Road 65-650. Continue reading

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Hiking South Fork Walla Walla River

This trail, just over the border in Oregon, begins at a BLM trailhead, and ends at Deduct Pond on Forest Service Road 65-650.

It is possible to hike this trail 19.6 miles to its end, but many stopping spots along the way allow for recreaters to fish, camp, hunt, bike, and explore.

Many wildflowers festoon the trailside in the spring, and while snow may stick around at the higher elevations, it's a gorgeous bouquet lower down. South Fork Walla Walla makes a great early season backpacking trip.

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South Fork Walla Walla River

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 45.8305, -118.1697 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

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 Milton Freewater in Oregon, follow the Walla Walla River Road to the Forks junction. Turn right on South Fork and continue to the end of the road. This trail begins at a BLM trailhead, 0.75 miles past Harris County Park.

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Trailhead

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

South Fork Walla Walla River (#3225)

Umatilla National Forest, Walla Walla Ranger District

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