North Fork Imnaha River

Joseph, Oregon

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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 with the Imnaha River Trail.T he North Fork Imnaha River Trail accesses Polaris Pass,Tenderfoot Wagon Road, Middle Fork Imnaha River, and Boner Flats Trails. From tenderfoot Pass (8,500 ft) the trail drops to the south for 0.3 mile to the junction with Polaris Pass trail. The alternate trail is a bit shorter than the main trail; however, it misses the junction with Tenderfoot Wagon Road Trail and is somewhat steeper than the main trail.
Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness

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Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness

by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)

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 with the Imnaha River Trail.T he North Fork Imnaha River Trail accesses Polaris Pass,Tenderfoot Wagon Road, Middle Fork Imnaha River, and Boner Flats Trails.

From tenderfoot Pass (8,500 ft) the trail drops to the south for 0.3 mile to the junction with Polaris Pass trail. The alternate trail is a bit shorter than the main trail; however, it misses the junction with Tenderfoot Wagon Road Trail and is somewhat steeper than the main trail.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Joseph
Distance: 16.2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Season: July through September
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: USDA Forest Service Wallowa Mountains Office, 201 E 2nd St. / PO Box 905, Joseph, OR 97846; (541) 426-5546, (541) 426-4978; www.fs.usda.gov/wallowa-whitman
Local Maps: USGS Aneroid Mountain OR and Cornucopia OR; Geo Graphics Wallowa Mountains Eagle Cap Wilderness
Driving Directions: Directions to North Fork Imnaha River

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