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Joseph Canyon

  • Length:
    128 miles
  • Difficulty:
  • Best Season(s):
    Summer and Early Fall
  • Nearby Cities:
    Enterprise, Lostine, Wallowa
  • Region:
    Eastern Oregon
  • Attributes:
    Gravel, Mountain Views, Paved, Rural

Trailhead Elevation: 3753 ft

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If you happen to be in the Wallowas area with a couple days to kill this ride is spectacular. It’s a perfectly balanced ride, with excellent ratios of climbing to descending and gravel to pavement. The difficult climb out of the Grand Ronde River presents you with an amazing view of Joseph Canyon; ample payment for your hard work.

Grand Ronde River, cable cars, Lostine General Store, Joseph Canyon, Flora (ghost town). Troy has a great restaurant, bar and campground.

This is a relatively short ride, though the only place to get supplies is in Troy.

Paved and dirt

35c min.

2-4 days/128 miles

Summer and early fall

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Photos of this Ride


  1. Rode most of this ride and enjoyed the incredible views. Climb out of Troy was a grind with the camp gear. Ran out of water but locals were very helpful in Flora and let up fill water bottles out of the garden hose and relax in the house and watch the NASCAR while they told us local history. Great ride in so many ways

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Abraham Sutfin,

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