Tucannon River

Pomeroy, Washington 99347

Tucannon River

Tucannon River Professional Review and Guide

"Following the Tucannon River, this easy 8.2-mile round-trip day hike or overnighter wanders through cool and shady old-growth forest along one of the largest streams in the Blue Mountains. Stop and dangle your feet in the water on a hot day, or bring your tent and enjoy the solitude and the sounds of the tumbling stream for a night or two.

This leisurely walk along the northern boundary of the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness will guide you along a cool mountain stream and through an old-growth forest. The shady trail provides a particularly welcome break from the hot, dry days of summer, and the gentle trail and abundant campsites provide a good chance to introduce kids and novices alike to the joys of camping. While fishing for rainbow trout can be good here, you’ll want to toss back any salmon you might catch, as the Snake River chinook salmon is now a federally protected species."

More Tucannon River Professional Reviews and Guides

"The Tucannon River Canyon is a transition zone, from the sagelands of the lower river to the dry pine forests of the Blue Mountains at the upper end of the canyon. The Tucannon is a blue-ribbon trout stream popular with anglers of all kinds. Humans, of course, fish here, but so do kingfishers, bald eagles, falcons, raccoons, black bears, and river otters.

The area around the Wooten Wildlife Area straddles the prime transition zone, with high, dry bluffs and desert prairies bounded by ponderosa pine forests. Camp Wooten is a popular recreation camp used by local 4-H and other youth groups."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
520 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
4 hours
May to November
Umatilla National Forest, Pomeroy Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Panjab Creek, Stentz Spring
Local Maps

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Oct 2018