Route: Blue Mountains Trail

Submitted by christofteuscher on Thu, 06/09/2022 - 04:58pm
Oregon, US
530 mi
Vertical Gain
80,000 ft

The Blue Mountains Trail is an immersive adventure through the diverse interconnected eco-regions that comprise the Greater Hells Canyon Region. The trail will take you deep into the mountains, forests, rivers, ecosystems, and communities of northeast Oregon. It shares the living history of why the Blue Mountains are ecologically unique and more parts of it deserve permanent protection.

  • 530 miles through northeast Oregon from Wallowa Lake State Park near Joseph to John Day
  • 7 Wilderness Areas and 1 National Recreation Area in 3 National Forests
  • ​Ancestral lands of the Nez Perce, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla, and Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
  • ​3 Oregon State Parks
  • ​Connects with the communities of Joseph, Troy, Tollgate, La Grande, Sumpter, Austin Junction and John Day, with connection opportunities to more nearby towns
  • ​Trail connects approaches to notable Blue Mountain summits: Eagle Cap (Wallowas): 9,573 ft - Rock Creek Butte (Elkhorns): 9,106 ft - Strawberry Mountain: 9,038 ft - Vinegar Hill (Greenhorns) 8,131 ft.

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Awesome! Another great one Christof!