The trail is open to foot and horseback travel only since it is in the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness. The trail climbs from an elevation of 1600 feet at Troy to 4700 feet at Timothy Springs. Maintenance is generally done early in the season (May). Temperatures are extremely high along the river during hot weather. The trail follows along the Wenaha River. At the Wenaha Forks where the Elk Flat Trail comes in, the main trail begins to climb steadily for 11 miles to Timothy Springs. Rattlesnakes are common along the trail. Thus, visitors must use caution while in the area.
The primary attraction of the Wenaha is the rugged scenic beauty of the canyon. All the trails leading into the Wenaha consists of great elevation changes but does offer great panoramic views of the Wenaha drainage.
The Wenaha is a good fishing stream and offers seclusion because of its remoteness. There are numerous areas to camp on the bars along the river.
Directions: From Troy, OR, The Wenaha River is accessible by a number of routes. The most popular are 1) Troy, OR. 2) Hoodoo Trailhead- Road #6214 off on main Road #62. 3) Cross Canyon- Road #6217 off of Road #62. 4) Elk Flats Trailhead- on main road #62, 1 mile NE of Road #6222. 5) Timothy Springs Trailhead- on Road #6415 is at the other end of the trail.
Elevation: 1,600 feet
Ending Elevation: 4,700 feet
Elevation Gain: 3,100 feet
Distance: 31.3 miles
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