Looking for a great trail in Umatilla National Forest, Oregon? AllTrails has 20 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Umatilla National Forest ranging from 4.8 to 29.9 miles and from 1,712 to 6,404 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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great hike went to the cabin in the snow first tracks. wet and slippery in spots and lots of exposed ankle rolling rocks. beautiful river views and canyon walls. go do it!

hiking
blowdown
muddy
2 months ago

Easy trail to walk, but lots of mud and a few water crossings. Also some downed trees blocking the trail. We went 3.3 miles and had a couple of clearings with views.

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

The trailhead is behind the green shop after the fence. Beautiful scenery. My kids and dogs enjoyed crossing the creek multiple times. only went a couple miles due to time.

hiking
no shade
rocky
3 months ago

This trail was decent. Hard to do with children under 5. My baby decided she wanted to eat and it was hard to find a good spot along the trail. My 3 year old kept falling on rocks. luckily she was holding her uncle's hand ,which kept her from getting hurt. Had to be carried most of the way. Nice but hard with kids. our group only made one mile up the trail. which had a very inclined part of the trail.

backpacking
4 months ago

Highlighted trail on map is not accurate. Trail is very difficult and steep, both ways. Fire from 2015 removed most of the Ponderosa pine that provided shade. Hot and steep.

hiking
4 months ago

I really liked this trail! For us not super in shape people, it was perfect! However, 2 things I wasn't a super fan of. 1 - finding the trailhead isn't super easy, however, if you stay on the gravel road once the GPS says you've reached your destination, and follow it all the way until the end (about 1.5 miles) you'll find it. 2 - just the length of drive and the one way gravel roads. Granted, i did go during archery season, so that probably have effected the amount of traffic. Overall, it was a great hike! nice workout, but not overly strenuous, great scenery, lots of shade, and a great escape from the real world.

hiking
no shade
over grown
4 months ago

Pretty good hike. Didn't make it to the end. The trail is pretty overgrown. The road leading to it is rough. Not for the average street car. Drive something that can deal with Rick's and big potholes in the dirt road.

I did the 16 mile loop from Panjab to mystery mountain trail to big turkey trial and back to Panjab. I added in some of the offshoots to make it a 2 night 2 and a half day trip. Note for backpackers, once you leave the Forrested section there is only 1 reliable spring right at the junction to go up to the Oregon Butte Fire lookout tower (Which was very cool). It is marked by a tiny aluminum placard. I saw a beautiful bull elk- a highlight! many groups out on labor day weekend, helpful forrest service ranger at the lookout. Careful of poison oak! Parking is $5 per day.

hiking
over grown
4 months ago

There was a trail, but the grass/weeds were almost as tall as me. The trail was thin as well so I didn't bother.

hiking
4 months ago

The drive wasn't worth it. I parked behind the Green building and there was no indication of a trail, no signs. No thanks.

hiking
bugs
muddy
4 months ago

Took my 10 and 16 year old daughters on this trail. The sugar bees were abundant anywhere there was water, which made it difficult to walk to the creek for pictures. It's a great trail with just a few areas washed out, but there have been some repairs attempted. We really enjoyed this trail. Beautiful scenery. Not for beginers. Bring plenty of water as it gets very warm near the rock out-croppings.

hiking
5 months ago

I would rate this on the easier side. It is a well beaten path. The views at the top are amazing. My friends and I were the only people on the trail. However, the trail head was difficult to find as it is not where the gps says it is. It is further up a long dirt road and has a large parking lot. The view from the parking lot is also beautiful

hiking
bugs
over grown
5 months ago

Was only able to hike 3.5 miles in before it became too overgrown. Really nice area especially with the river right next to you but it needs to be maintained more.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice, dog friendly trail. Lots of spots along the trail to stop a swim. Pretty crowded on the weekends.

Trail was pretty great. It wasn't very overgrown, at least not for the first few miles. We did see two bears, though. So be aware of that. Also, yes, discover passes are required. ***On my phone it says I wrote this a month ago? I hiked 5 miles of the trail and posted this 9/15/19***

hiking
no shade
over grown
rocky
6 months ago

Nice challenging trail. We had the trail to ourselves. The mileage is wrong. Other sites say 8 miles or 9 miles. We cut it at 6 miles 2,000 gain since we were not prepared to be out in the heat so long. Will definitely go back and start earlier to finish it someday. Bring lots of water. Most of the trail is exposed. Watch out for ticks on the overgrown sections.

hiking
6 months ago

I’ve heard that people have had a hard time finding it. It took me 4 trips. On the gravel road there is a cattle guard... you pass that and park behind the huge green state shop, you start just beyond the fence behind the shop. So wonderful. I loved walking in and out of the creek. It definitely gets you super wet and soggy. Haven’t made the whole trek, but plan on it. Lots of colors, wildlife... so far lots of various birds, Big Horn Sheep and deer.

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

This road was gravel for the first 30 miles then turned more into a dirt road, which was great to hike on. We ended up going from Kendall monument near Dayton to Jubilee Lake which was about 46 miles. There was some snow on the sides of the road near table rock but it was easily passable. There was a ranger at the fire lookout on Table Rock who was very nice. There are plenty of springs along the way to feet water.

hiking
6 months ago

This was an absolutely gorgeous trail! For someone like me who is prepping for a pretty serious knee surgery, this trail was easy to manage and very doable! The bugs were at a minimum and it was plenty shaded. I am planning on coming back to camp and fish on my last weekend before surgery! I would absolutely recommend

backpacking
6 months ago

*Note: We were doing the Oregon Butte grand loop but ended up spending most of the time on Panjab. I highly recommend this trail to anyone that wants a moderate difficulty backpacking experience. We started in the panjab side of the trail and halfway to the lookout there is some really good camping spots. Near to the lookout there is also an 'emergency' spring water source. There is also a few camp spots right before the lookout. We will definitely do this again, we did not do the full loop this time. Highly recommend!

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked there a few days ago and very few people. Only a handful of the 50 campsites were occupied and only ran into one other group on our hike around the trail. Amazingly, no bugs!!! Our dogs had a great time swimming in the late and no leash restrictions once we were out of the campground. This was mid week, late June. Also, the road up from Tollgate has recently been graded. Very little wash boarding, at least until the next heavy rain storm.

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