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South Fork Walla Walla River

Eastern Washington

Location

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains
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Length

39.2 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 2885 ft.
Highest Point: 5000 ft.

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
Area Closure: Effective July 16 2021 this trail along with the entire Umatilla National Forest is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
 
 

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.

 

South Fork Walla Walla River

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 45.8305, -118.1697 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

South Fork Walla Walla River (#3225)

Umatilla National Forest, Walla Walla Ranger District

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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.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
Area Closure: Effective July 16 2021 this trail along with the entire Umatilla National Forest is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
 

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