Joseph, OR Trails and Parks

Joseph has 89 trails in the vicinity, including 55 hiking trails and 25 for horseback riding. These trails range from 0.5 to 74 miles in length. The most popular trails are Ice Lake, Wallowa River Loop (Backpacking) and Grand Hells Canyon Loop. Trails.com member John P. recently completed Grand Hells Canyon Loop.
  • Ice Lake

    2 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    Ice Lake is a popular destination in the Eagle Cap Wilderness even though many hikers might be discouraged by a long series of switchbacks to its perch in the granite slopes of the Hurwal Divide. ...
    •  2 days minimum
    •  16 miles
    •  Guide

    Ice Lake is a popular destination in the Eagle Cap Wilderness even though many hikers might be discouraged by a long series ...

  • Wallowa River Loop (Backpacking)

    1 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    This trip features the best scenery in the most beautiful mountains in Oregon. Crystal-clear lakes and streams, meadows filled with wildflowers, glacier-polished white granite peaks... the list ...
    •  4-5 days
    •  36 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip features the best scenery in the most beautiful mountains in Oregon. Crystal-clear lakes and streams, meadows filled ...

  • Ice Lake

    1 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    Most of the best things in life require effort, and hiking into Ice Lake certainly fits that rule. This is a long, tough climb. But the payoff is terrific: filled with fish and nestled in an ...
    •  2–3 days
    •  15.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Most of the best things in life require effort, and hiking into Ice Lake certainly fits that rule. This is a long, tough ...

  • Hells Canyon Loop

    1 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    A three- to five-day loop backpack in the Hells Canyon Wilderness and National Recreation Area. This loop is typical of the Hells Canyon Wilderness: Habitat is varied, steep and rugged one minute, ...
    •  Backpack
    •  30 miles
    •  Guide

    A three- to five-day loop backpack in the Hells Canyon Wilderness and National Recreation Area. This loop is typical of the ...

  • Big Sheep Basin and Bonny Lakes

    1 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    With hundreds of miles of interconnecting trails, thousands of idyllic campsites, and countless great destinations, the Wallowa Mountains are paradise for backpackers. Day hikers, however, are ...
    •  3–7 hours (day hike or short backpack)
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    With hundreds of miles of interconnecting trails, thousands of idyllic campsites, and countless great destinations, the Wallowa ...

  • Summit Trail to Bear Mountain

    1 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    The Western Rim “Summit” Trail traces a scenic, up-and-down course along the top of Summit Ridge, the high divide that forms the western edge of Hells Canyon. The route is a continuous joy ...
    •  2 days
    •  21 miles
    •  Guide

    The Western Rim “Summit” Trail traces a scenic, up-and-down course along the top of Summit Ridge, the high divide that forms ...

  • Salt Creek Summit Trails

    1 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    These short but varying routes through the Wallowa Mountain foothills offer stellar views of surrounding mountain ranges, such as the Seven Devils range. The area was changed dramatically after ...
    •  2.9 miles
    •  Guide

    These short but varying routes through the Wallowa Mountain foothills offer stellar views of surrounding mountain ranges, ...

  • Minam State Recreation Area Campground

    1 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    If you’re looking for a cozy, secluded campsite, look elsewhere: All of the primitive campsites in this campground are in a huge open clearing where you can wave to your neighbors. But don’t ...
    •  Guide

    If you’re looking for a cozy, secluded campsite, look elsewhere: All of the primitive campsites in this campground are in ...

  • Salt Creek Summit

    1 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    The Salt Creek Summit ski loops are in the Wallowa–Whitman National Forest, 50 miles east of La Grande. The Wallowa Mountains are just to the west and Hells Canyon and the Idaho border are 12 ...
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Salt Creek Summit ski loops are in the Wallowa–Whitman National Forest, 50 miles east of La Grande. The Wallowa Mountains ...

  • Tenderfoot Wagon Trail

    0 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    This loop is moderately difficult, but it is well maintained and amply signed. It climbs steeply at first, but gets easier as it contours up the hillside. The circuit drops rapidly for .4 mile ...
    •  10.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This loop is moderately difficult, but it is well maintained and amply signed. It climbs steeply at first, but gets easier ...

  • Imnaha River Trail

    0 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    The trail is in the northeast corner of Oregon. Tread: singletrack. Hazards: rattlesnakes, poison oak, dehydration, and flat tires are the main hazards. The snakes are rarely seen; bring ...
    •  1-2 hours
    •  8.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail is in the northeast corner of Oregon. Tread: singletrack. Hazards: rattlesnakes, poison oak, dehydration, and ...

  • Boner Flat

    0 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    This trail climbs from the Middle Fork Imnaha River Trail, up and over the ridgetop meadows of Boner Flat, where the views are great. It then descends steeply into the South Fork Imnaha River ...
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail climbs from the Middle Fork Imnaha River Trail, up and over the ridgetop meadows of Boner Flat, where the views ...

  • Middle Fork Imnaha River

    0 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    This side trail from North Fork Imnaha River Trail leads to a campsite on the Middle Fork Imnaha River Trail, which is not maintained. However, the trail does connect with Boner Flat Trail, and ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This side trail from North Fork Imnaha River Trail leads to a campsite on the Middle Fork Imnaha River Trail, which is not ...

  • North Fork Imnaha River

    0 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    This backpack route leads from the open tundra of Tenderfoot Pass down to the North Fork Imnaha River. Then the route continues down the beautiful North Fork Imnaha River Canyon to a junction ...
    •  6 to 7 hours
    •  16.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This backpack route leads from the open tundra of Tenderfoot Pass down to the North Fork Imnaha River. Then the route continues ...

  • South Fork Imnaha River

    0 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    This backpack route goes along the South Fork Imnaha River, from West Fork Wallowa River Trail over Hawkins Pass to the junction with North Fork Imnaha River Trail. It makes a great multiday ...
    •  2 days
    •  25.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This backpack route goes along the South Fork Imnaha River, from West Fork Wallowa River Trail over Hawkins Pass to the junction ...

  • Twin Lakes

    0 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    This day hike or backpack leads from the Twin Lakes Trailhead and Campground to the Imnaha River.This area was burned in the Twin Lakes Fire of September 1994. The flowers and views are great ...
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  6.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This day hike or backpack leads from the Twin Lakes Trailhead and Campground to the Imnaha River.This area was burned in ...

  • Sugarloaf

    0 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    This backpack route fromTwin Lakes to Norway BasinTrail runs along the south rim of the Imnaha River Canyon. Several parts of this trail are very vague. (Trail 1887) The Sugarloaf Trail traverses ...
    •  2 days
    •  19.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This backpack route fromTwin Lakes to Norway BasinTrail runs along the south rim of the Imnaha River Canyon. Several parts ...

  • Eagle Cap

    0 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    The trail to the summit of Eagle Cap is a fairly steep day hike from the Minam Lake/ Mirror Lake Trail (1661). (Trails 1910 and 1805)
    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail to the summit of Eagle Cap is a fairly steep day hike from the Minam Lake/ Mirror Lake Trail (1661). (Trails 1910 ...

  • Falls Creek

    0 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    A steep mine trail climbs from Hurricane Creek Trail to Legore Mine, then a faint path heads over a 9,100-foot-high pass to Legore Lake, the highest lake in the Wallowa Mountains. (Trail 180 ...
    •  5 to 7 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    A steep mine trail climbs from Hurricane Creek Trail to Legore Mine, then a faint path heads over a 9,100-foot-high pass ...

  • Hurricane Creek

    0 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    A backpack route leading from Hurricane Creek Trailhead up Hurricane Creek Canyon, one of the deepest in the range, to Mirror Lake in the Lakes Basin. (Trails 1807 and 1810)
    •  Backpack
    •  24.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A backpack route leading from Hurricane Creek Trailhead up Hurricane Creek Canyon, one of the deepest in the range, to Mirror ...

  • Glacier Pass

    0 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    A fairly steep trail leads from Moccasin Lake over spectacular Glacier Pass to Glacier Lake.This trail connects the Lakes Basin with the West Fork Wallowa River and Glacier Lake. (Trail 1806) From ...
    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    A fairly steep trail leads from Moccasin Lake over spectacular Glacier Pass to Glacier Lake.This trail connects the Lakes ...

  • Pocket Lake Route

    0 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    A fairly steep, off-trail route takes you from Lakes Basin Alternate Trail (1810A), near Moccasin Lake, through magnificent subalpine country to Pocket Lake.
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A fairly steep, off-trail route takes you from Lakes Basin Alternate Trail (1810A), near Moccasin Lake, through magnificent ...

  • Lakes Basin Alternate (Moccasin Lake Trail)

    0 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    This trail, in the upper Lakes Basin, runs between Lakes Basin Trail at Douglas Lake and East Fork Lostine River Trail near Mirror Lake. This trail is the access to Moccasin Lake, Glacier Pass ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail, in the upper Lakes Basin, runs between Lakes Basin Trail at Douglas Lake and East Fork Lostine River Trail near ...

  • Lee, Lily, Horseshoe Lakes

    0 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    This short connecting trail links a series of lakes in the lower Lakes Basin. The Lee, Lily, Horseshoe Lake Trail is a scenic alternate to the Lakes Basin Trail in this area and has several campsites ...
    •  1 to 1.5 hours
    •  2.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This short connecting trail links a series of lakes in the lower Lakes Basin. The Lee, Lily, Horseshoe Lake Trail is a scenic ...

  • Razz Lake Route

    0 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    A steep, off-trail route climbs from the Lakes Basin to subalpine setting of Razz Lake.
    •  2 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    A steep, off-trail route climbs from the Lakes Basin to subalpine setting of Razz Lake.