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Washboard Trail #1680

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A trail with incredible sweeping views across Wallowa's along a long ridge


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10.3

Miles

16.6

KM

86%

Runnable

8,136' 2,480 m

High

7,237' 2,206 m

Low

2,013' 613 m

Up

1,576' 480 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Unknown

Description

A rarely used section of the Wallowa's that takes you along a long ridge line overlooking the Minam River Trail #1673 and with view's into the entire wilderness.

Standley Ridge Trail #1677 leads to the start, and there is running water/spring at the Standley springs Guard station. Following trail from there starts out extremely gentle through high, nearly flat meadows. Gradually the nearly flat falls away and you find yourself hugging the ridge-line. The views are broad and sweeping, looking up the Minam and Bear valleys and with far off view's of the rest of the more Granite topped portions near the core.

The trail runs along the side-slope, and although easy to follow does not get a lot of usage so the tread is very narrow and slow-going to ensure footing.

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Shared By:

Aaron Raddon

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  4.0 from 1 vote

#20796

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#672

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#20,796

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Between Sturgill Saddle and intersection with Bear Creek Trail are beautiful meadows, some of the best in Wallowa's.
Sep 1, 2021 near Joseph, OR
The ridge the trail follows snakes out in front.
Sep 1, 2021 near Joseph, OR
Standley springs, was running Aug 30 of dry year.  No other water until for most of ridge.
Sep 1, 2021 near Enterprise, OR
Standley Guard Station.
Sep 1, 2021 near Enterprise, OR
The trail carved into side of the hill, often narrow, narrow slippery tread on trail.
Sep 1, 2021 near Joseph, OR
Trail along ridge, Minam Valley off to right (along with smoke).
Sep 1, 2021 near Joseph, OR

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