Explore the most popular wildlife trails in Umatilla National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful trail!

Awesome trail. Took 1.5 days to do it. Many deer. No bears. Did the loop in mid september and it got quite chilly at night. Took me probably a total of 7 hours to do the whole loop going at a pretty consant rate with few breaks. The trail is muddy at points and there are a few trees fallen across. but nothing you can circumvent. Water is plenty up there, just bring a filter!

10 months ago

Great hike! A little smokey but views were still amazing

trail running
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

awesome trail run! Great view at the top!

Very poorly marked trail. Trail does not start at a road but about 1.5 miles from the road where you can park. The trail does not go to the summit of Mt Emily. Don't be fooled by the title.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

We went on May 14. We loved it. Everything was so green with displays of wildflowers. The creek was obviously full with mountain runoff. Very peaceful. We only met one other couple. The disappointing thing was that we couldn't go farther due to the time factor. We hiked in about 3 miles. Next time I'd like to backpack in and do the whole trail. I think the trail is at its peak beauty now because I'm sure it's pretty dry in summer there.

Monday, May 01, 2017

DISCOVERY PASS REQUIRED. We did not know this upon approaching the trailhead, and we got a "violation" notice for not adequately displaying our Discovery Pass. (We are Idaho residents, and we didn't know where to buy a pass on Easter Sunday.) Other than that, we really enjoyed this hike. We did 15 of the 20 miles, which was already more than we could handle. At mile 4, you enter the Umatilla National Forest. At mile 6 or 7, you climb up the edge of the canyon and get great views of the canyon. Fairly flat trail, and we only noted 1-2 other groups of people on a Sunday (low traffic).

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Very cool hike, awesome views of the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness and very friendly fire lookout attendant with tons of knowledge about the area

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Awesome hike. Lots of elevation gain. The views were spectacular.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Perfect hike with out little one in the pack. Amazing views. We were lucky enough to watch several fires burn as we got the the lookout station

Sunday, July 05, 2015

My wife and I did this loop on memorial day weekend, it took us two and half days. There was a lot of fallen trees on the trail then, but not to hard to get over or under. We seen a few deer, and the marmots were active, no bear sightings this trip.We arrived at the trail head at 3:00pm Saturday afternoon, Walk, walk, walk, made it to Tee Pee camp ground at about 7:00 Made camp and had dinner. Sunday morning we set off about 7:00am to the wooden fire look out, walk, walk, walk, We seen a couple deer cool,walk walk. We hit the trail to the look out so we ditched our bags and trekked up the the wooden fire look out, beautiful scenery all the up and all the way around. Ate some lunch on the benches that are on the wooden structure before going on to Indian Corral, we got some awesome pictures on our way back to our bags. this next stretch was the worst with all the fallen trees on the trail. Both the wife and I were tried of having to navigate them over and under but we finally made it to Indian Corral at about 4:00pm. We made camp, dinner and ate some chocolate mousse and had some hot chocolate for the night. Monday morning was late to rise morning we knew that we only had about three hour to the trail head to meet our ride, so we relaxed and broke camp at about noon. we were back on the trail about 1:30 pm. It's always easier on the way down. about a mile or so before the Tee Pee Indian Corral junction we found the trail was almost gone, the wind took out a big tree that was at the edge of the trail. It was a massive root system. we made it to the trail head at about 5:00pm to find our ride waiting on us. They had arrived earlier that day and had a picnic to pass the time. It was a really great trip, we want to do it again soon!!

trail running
Thursday, March 06, 2014

The North Fork Asotin Creek Trail is a 10 mile long out and back. With two side trails, N. Pinkham Trail at 7 miles and S. Pinkham Trail at 10 miles. The TH and parking is 25 miles from Asotin WA on Asotin Creek Rd. then left on Lick Creek Rd. Discovery Pass required.
The trail is not difficult, only 2000 ft. elevation gain over the ten miles. In the early spring a few trees may be down across the trail, but are normally easy to get around. In July and August be on the lookout for rattlesnakes This trail follows the creek and is well worth the drive up.

I've been on this trail several times, I live in La Grande, and it sounds like no one's actually made it to the trail-head. There is the Mt Emily Recreation Area (MERA) trails all over that southeast side of the mountain that offer OHV trails & mountain bike trails & horseback riding trails. All those trail systems are scenic and pretty awesome for their respective activities. The summit trail however is really at the top of the mountain, beyond the MERA trails & logging. It's a beautiful trail with several views from 5000+ feet. Stop at the local ranger station (we have several) and they'll give better instructions on how to drive to the trail head and avoid the Mt Emily Recreation Area Land completely (to avoid logging) but the logging land is open weekends. While it's a narrow trail with lots of steep hills, it has many interesting natural sites & views down into a Rural Valley filled with rivers, creeks, & farmland. I'm sure even moderately skilled hikers will enjoy this trail. d

I was looking for trails around the area and wanted to make sure everyone knows that this LaGrande Oregon not LaGrange

I started from a truckstop located 1.5 miles from La grange Oregon. I hiked through town across to the fair grounds where the base was located. from there the locals gave me directions to go up the southeast side of the mountain. Long 4 miles on an open gravel road before reaching the tree line at about 3000 feet. I was passed by some Mountain bikers and a few logging trucks on my way up. After only going up to about 5500 feet I came to a gate that was locked and a sign saying the rest of the trail to the peak was closed for logging. Great hike though. And if I were biking would have been great to. There was a Mountain biking event there earlier this year I missed but looked like alot of fun !
All in All great hike, Tall timbers, quiet, crossed the La Grange river and a small brook on the way. One of the locals even let me fill my water bottles on the way down then showed me around the farm and gave me a little history of the area.

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