This information provided by USDA Forest Service
There is a large area available for parking and restroom facilities at the trailhead with a small creek available for watering stock. There are several dispersed campsites along the trail. From Freezeout Saddle this trail affords you excellent views of Hells Canyon and the Seven Devils Mountains. In the early spring, many wildflowers may be seen along the trail. The trail offers an opportunity to view both elk and deer, as well as other kinds of wildlife. Excellent fishing opportunities exist in the Snake River.
A Northwest Forest Pass is required at the Freezeout Trailhead.
The trail is open to foot and stock travel only, since it is in the Hells Canyon Wilderness. The first two miles of the trail are steep with many switchbacks, then nine miles down to the Snake River. There are 4 different locations where you will have to ford Saddle Creek which can be high during spring runoff. The lower section of the trail may have rattlesnakes and poison ivy, so caution is advised.
Directions: From Joseph, OR , Take State Highway #350 approximately 30 miles to Imnaha. At the town of Imnaha, turn right onto County road #727 and travel approximately 12 miles to Forest Road #4230 and travel 3 miles to the Freezeout Trailhead.
Distance: 11 miles
Usage: Medium in spring, heavy i
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