South Fork Imnaha River Trail

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South Fork Imnaha River Trail is a 36.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Joseph, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 36.2 miles Elevation Gain: 5,826 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly


horseback riding

nature trips

bird watching





wild flowers


over grown

Sat Jul 16 2016

We backpacked this trail during the first week of June 2016. The high lakes basin of the Eagle Cap Wilderness was still snowed in but this trail was open. The first couple of miles were brushy but then it opened out into rock fields, Old Growth forest and meadows. There was a forest fire in the first two miles which is partly why its brushy. We only saw two other parties, from a distance, for the three days we were there. A friendly doe followed us for a bit. The wildflowers were fantastic!

Wed Aug 15 2018