Joseph Branch Railriders

Gail and Mavis



Enjoy the unique experience of pedaling the inactive portion of the Historic Joseph Branch Railway in Oregon’s beautiful Wallowa Valley. Nature enthusiasts, birders, cyclists, and rail fans are sure to relish the peace and tranquility of one of two options or perhaps both. OR complete the trilogy with the Bay City to Tillamook two hour pedal on the Oregon Coast.

Snow-capped peaks form the backdrop as you pedal past green pastures and red barns, on a track that was once used to transport lumber, cattle, grain and passengers to  La Grande and beyond. You will enjoy amazing views of the rugged Wallowa Mountains which are home to the Eagle Cap Wilderness, Oregon’s largest wilderness area. The lush Wallowa Valley is complete with natural meadows, cottonwood and pine trees, wildflowers and bubbling streams. Cattle and horses look up from their grazing. A pair of osprey call to you from their nest. Mule and white-tail deer bound through the grass and hide in the shade. You will be lulled by the sights, smells and silence of the countryside, while invigorated by the fresh air. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and pedal a railrider.  Please,  no rushing, take time to absorb the moment.


OPTION ONE is a 2 hour, 12-mile round trip from Joseph to Enterprise. Most guests are able pedal the average 1.5% grade back up to Joseph but our guide can provide an assist  by request on the return trip. Tickets are $20, 12 years and older,  $10 (under 12). Young children are welcome to use a car seat if they can not reach the pedals and must be accompanied by an adult.

OPTION TWO is a 26-mile round trip 6 hour adventure , which includes a lunch break,  that starts in Minam and travels a gentle 1% average grade up to Wallowa then back. Option two is designed for the more adventurous. Tickets for the day excursion are $45 per person. Advance registration required. A must do adventure!

FIVE DAYS A WEEK! The 2016 season runs May  through October  with trips available, five days a week, Thursday through Monday.  Reservations are suggested. Use the BOOK NOW for booking .   On site ticket purchases  are limited to availability at the ticket pavilion  located at 304 North Main Street, Joseph, Oregon. Please check in 35 minutes prior to your departure time.  Unclaimed tickets may be resold 15 minutes prior to departure.  We welcome large groups; family, business team building, or special interest. Contact information: or  call 541-910-0089.

New in 2016, OREGON COAST RAILRIDERS.  Pedal Bay City to Tillamook for a two hour pedal powered excursion  through and over estuaries,  numerous historic rail road trestles  and farm land.  Ideal way to check on the shore birds. You will find a taste of the Oregon Coast on the inactive portion of the Port of Tillamook Rail Road. Be sure to check out the Oregon Coast Scenic Excursion train that travels North of Garibaldi.  We travel South of Garibaldi and OCSR travels North, just in case you had a concern.  Oregon Coast Railriders, Permalink:


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