Tucannon River Trail

Pomeroy, Washington

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This is a great hike early in the season when the high country is still covered with snow and the surrounding hills haven’t yet begun to fry in the hot Umatilla sun. But even when the mercury rises, the banks of the Tucannon are graced with cool forest. Mosses and ferns attest to this. It’s a well-shaded path with plenty of places to soak your feet. If you’re a dog, no reason to stop at the feet; nothing less than a full body plunge will suffice! Although in some years you and Rover can set out on this trail in early May, it’s not unusual for winter storms to lay a few obstacles in your path. While the occasional downed tree may be a hindrance to you, to your pup it’s a play park.
Best Hikes with Dogs: Inland Northwest

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Inland Northwest

by Craig Romano & Alan L. Bauer (The Mountaineers Books)

This is a great hike early in the season when the high country is still covered with snow and the surrounding hills haven’t yet begun to fry in the hot Umatilla sun. But even when the mercury rises, the banks of the Tucannon are graced with cool forest. Mosses and ferns attest to this. It’s a well-shaded path with plenty of places to soak your feet.

If you’re a dog, no reason to stop at the feet; nothing less than a full body plunge will suffice! Although in some years you and Rover can set out on this trail in early May, it’s not unusual for winter storms to lay a few obstacles in your path. While the occasional downed tree may be a hindrance to you, to your pup it’s a play park.

©  Craig Romano & Alan L. Bauer/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Pomeroy
Distance: 9
Elevation Gain: 600 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 4 hours
Season: Best May to November
Trailhead Elevation: 3,450 feet
Top Elevation: 4,100 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Umatilla National Forest, Pomeroy Ranger District
Local Maps: Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness, Umatilla National Forest USFS
Driving Directions: Directions to Tucannon River Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

8/21/2009
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A couple friends and I spent a weekend at the Tucannon Campgrounds just north of this trail. We decided to go hiking on one of the days and left our campsite, driving approximately 20 minutes to the Tucannon River trial head. The hike was easy with very little elevation gain and most of the trail is through wooded areas. There are several spots where the trees have died and/or been burned down, but the scenery was beautiful. The trail runs along the river, but there are only a few spots where the trail actually goes near enough to the river to make it accessible. We brought our dog and he seemed to enjoy the hike as well. There are several spots in the 4 mile journey that could be used for camping or like we did, stop and have lunch. There are two trails in this area posted on Trails.com; Tucannon River and the Tucannon trail, these are the same trails, so don't confuse yourself. I would suggest this hike to anyone wanting a nice , easy, relaxing day hike.



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