Hiking The Summit Ridge Trail

The 6th most popular hiking trail in Oregon.

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South of Lewiston in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, the Summit Ridge Trail (#1774) is an awesome 22 mile route worth checking out. It starts at at PO Saddle and ends at Warnock Corral.

To reach the hiking trailhead, take State Highway #350 from Joseph, OR. Drive approximately 8 miles, turn right on to Road #39 (Wallowa Mountain Loop Road) Go approximately 31.5 miles, turn left at Forest Road #3965 (Hells Canyon Overlook) which is a paved 2-lane road for approximately three miles and then continue past the Hells Canyon Overlook on a gravel road until you reach P.O. Saddle, approximately 7 miles from Hells Canyon Overlook.

Also, check out the Windy Ridge Trail (#1782).

Overall, Summit Ridge Trail is the 6th most popular hiking trail of all 21 hikes in Oregon.


Local Contact(s):  HCNRA (503) 426-4978; Oregon Tourism (800) 547-7842.

Recommended Book:  "Oregon Hiking" from Sean Patrick Hill

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/wallowa-whitman/

GPS:  45.4616, -116.6575

Date Published:  12/27/2015

Date Updated:  7/13/2016

ID:  6977


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