Riggins, Idaho

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  • Imnaha, Oregon

    Drive to Hat Point Overlook in Hells Canyon

    There are no services at Hat Point other than breathtaking views from your picnic table and pit toilets for use before the long ride back to town.   Hells Canyon is the deepest river gorge in North America and the Imnaha Canyon is Northeastern Oregon’s second largest. From the firetower lookout a...
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  • Pollock, Idaho

    Hike to Upper Hazard Lake via Hard Creek

    5.0
    4.8 mi / 500 ft gain
    Trail 169 starts out of a small campground off Hazard Lake road. To get to the trailhead, you leave paved roads for about 15 miles of travel on a gravel road, fit for any vehicle - no worries Prius. The campground seems like a suspiciously unofficial campground (nothing wrong with that) but also ...
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  • McCall, Idaho

    Soak in Burgdorf Hot Springs

    1.0
    Burgdorf, Idaho's backcountry oasis, features several rentable cabins located about 30 miles north of McCall. Each season provides its own outdoor opportunity, and Burgdorf provides an epic hub in which to enjoy them.To get there from Boise, drive through McCall and hang a right after the Shore L...
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  • McCall, Idaho

    Hike to Loon Lake

    4.8
    10 mi / 3355 ft gain
    This pretty simple hike is just outside of Burgdorf, though it is fun enough that my friends and I hike it every year. The trailhead starts out at Chinook Campground where there is free parking if you are making the hike; you can also camp there for a small fee. There are two trails you can take ...
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  • New Meadows, Idaho

    Camp at Last Chance Campground

    5.0
    Last Chance Campground is located in New Meadow, Idaho, and about 30 minutes away from the tourist town of McCall. It is a perfect location to get lost in nature, but still want to remain connected. Cell phone service was very excellent. Goose Creek slips it's way alongside the campground, bringi...
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  • McCall, Idaho

    Climbing at Thinking Spot

    The thinking spot isn't a secret spot but it will seem like it when you arrive at an empty crag with dozens of routes all to yourself. There are climbs ranging from 5.7 to 5.11 so there's something for most. Though directions to get to the crag exist on Mountain project, there is practically no b...
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  • McCall, Idaho

    Mountain Bike the Huckleberry Bay Loop

    6.5 mi / 1250 ft gain
    Park at the visitor center for Ponderosa State Park to start. If you don't want to pay for parking you can park in the residential area outside of town or even in town, which is only a mile away from the park and has bike friendly roads to get to the state park.  If you want more challenging down...
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  • Joseph, Oregon

    Camp at Bonny Lakes

    7.8 mi / 1300 ft gain
    Starting at 6,490' in elevation, you get to experience all the benefits of hiking high up in the Eagle Cap Wilderness without the long, steep ascents typically found in the Wallowa Mountains. The trail starts in a forest that burned in a 1989 fire. You will soon reach your first of many stream cr...
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  • Joseph, Oregon

    Photograph Wallowa Lake

    Located just outside of Joseph, Oregon, Wallowa Lake offers a view of breathtaking mountain tops. Known as the "Oregon Alps" or "Little Swiss Alps", The Wallowas offers endless opportunities for exploration. During the winter months you will most likely have the lake to yourself as visitors ten...
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  • Joseph, Oregon

    Hike East Peak in the Wallowa Mountains

    4.0
    2 mi / 1230 ft gain
    The Wallowa Mountains are one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon – and rightfully so. Also dubbed the “Oregon Alps,” this range has over 30 mountains over 9,000 ft. in elevation. While Central Oregon gets more visitors and credit for its massive volcanoes, the Wallowas are a truly stunning sight and ...
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  • 59782 Wallowa Lake Highway, Oregon

    Hike to the Matterhorn in the Wallowas

    23 mi / 5000 ft gain
    This adventure shares the first 9 miles with the Ice Lake adventure, and only once you reach Ice Lake does the trail for the Matterhorn begin.  From Ice Lake, this hike will travel about 2.2 miles to reach the top of the Matterhorn and gain about 2,000 vertical feet to reach the summit at 9,826 f...
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  • Joseph, Oregon

    Lakes Basin Loop and Eagle Cap Summit

    32.87 mi / 6604 ft gain
    The Location: With 360,000+ acres and 534 miles of trails, the Eagle Cap Wilderness is Oregon’s largest wilderness area. With rugged terrain similar to the nearby Sawtooth’s and distant Trinity Alps, this park's options for adventure are endless. This wilderness area is pristine despite its high ...
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  • Joseph, Oregon

    Backpack to Ice Lake in the Wallowas

    5.0
    18 mi / 3380 ft gain
    Starting at the end of Wallowa lake, this 18 mile roundtrip hike begins at 4,520' and remains pretty mellow over the first 2.5 miles. Total elevation gain of the hike is about 3380', ending at the Ice Lake which sits at 7,900'. Following the West-Fork Wallowa river trail 1820 for about 2 miles, u...
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  • Joseph, Oregon

    Backpack Wallowa River Loop

    51 mi / 11400 ft gain
    This trip begins at the Wallowa Lake Trailhead at the south end of the lake. Permits are free and self-issued at the trailhead. Parking is also free!Follow the West Fork Wallowa Trail (#1820) for 3.1 miles until you reach Ice Lake Trail (#1808). Take a right on 1808 if you want to do the Ice Lake...
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  • Joseph, Oregon

    Camp at Hurricane Creek Campground

    4.0
    Head on over to Hurricane Creek if you are looking for a great campground near Lake Wallowa. It's a forest service campground, so the fee is minimal, only $6 per night. There are no reservations, just show up, grab your spot, and pay at the kiosk. They offer three tent/trailer sites and eight ten...
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  • Joseph, Oregon

    Backpack the Hurricane Creek Trail

    5.0
    24 mi / 3200 ft gain
    This very gradual, easy trail that ends at the Lakes Basin, which is comprised of many lakes such as Mirror Lake, Sunshine Lake, and Moccasin Lake. These lakes can also be accessed by the Two Pan Trailhead, which is a shorter, but steeper hike.There is also a great side hike about a quarter of a ...
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Camping and Lodging in Riggins

Lookout Butte Lookout
Riggins, Idaho

Lookout Butte Lookout

Adams Ranger Station
White Bird, Idaho

Adams Ranger Station

Hazard Campground
Hazard Lake Road

Hazard Campground

Lake Fork Guard Station
McCall, Idaho

Lake Fork Guard Station

Upper Payette Lake Campground
McCall, Idaho

Upper Payette Lake Campground

Grouse Campground
New Meadows, Idaho

Grouse Campground

Guides, Insights and Stories from Riggins

A Weekend Spent in One of Oregon's Best Spots: The Wallowas

A Weekend Spent in One of Oregon's Best Spots: The Wallowas

Roark Nelson