This trail is open to foot and horse traffic only since it is located within the North Fork Umatilla Wilderness. From the lower trailhead, follow the river, which is adjacent to the road for about 100 yards, then cross the road and start up Lick Creek Trail. The trail climbs 2050 feet in 4 miles, passing through stands of timber and open areas hosting native grasses. The trail receives light use; encounters with other recreationists are rare.
From the trail one can access Grouse Mountain which offers dispersed camping. Parking is available at either trailhead. There is a horse unloading ramp at the lower trailhead.
Directions: From Pendleton, Travel 33 miles east of Pendleton and the Umatilla River Road, approximately 11 miles east of Gbbon, continue past the Bar-M Ranch to Corporation Guard Station on the right. The trailhead is located across the road adjacent to the Umatilla River.
Elevation: 2,350 feet
Ending Elevation: 4,400 feet
Elevation Gain: 2,050 feet
Distance: 3.5 miles
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