2017 Season

OPEN Thursday – Monday (5 days a week)

Departures at 9am,  Noon,  & 3pm

We are CLOSED Tuesday and Wednesday

Our 2017 Season ends October 9th

Fall Colors On The Minam 2016

Fall Colors On Our Minam Trip Are Absolutely Gorgeous
(Book late September – October 9th for the most color)

Remember to bring plenty of water, a light jacket or sweater if needed, sun protection i.e. sunscreen,  umbrella for portable shade, sun hat,  etc. There is no water refill at our midpoint in Enterprise so bring enough to last your trip.
We offer drinks, snacks, hoodies, and lots of other goodies for sale. Be sure to check out our souvenir shop at our departure site.

Click play to watch a video about the Joseph Branch Railriders.

Our Joseph office location has changed. We’re now at our departure site at 501 W Alder Street, Joseph.  We are at the base of the white grain silos. Look for the long white tent on your right, please park across the tracks. 

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 tour options or perhaps both. OR complete the trilogy with the Bay City to Tillamook two hour pedal on the Oregon Coast.  Learn more About Railriders.     Visit our FAQ page for answers to common questions we receive.

We do not allow animals to ride with you on your adventure.

For the safely of our guests the maximum weight allowed is 280 pounds per person. 

  • 2 hour, 12 mile round trip departing at 9 AM, Noon, & 3 PM
  • The tracks trek through forest and farmland, over creeks and marsh, with the majestic backdrop of the Wallowa Mountains
  • Great for guests of all ages, with the youngest in car seats
  • Pedal assist from the guide is available upon request
  • Tickets: $22/guest 12 and up,  $10/guest under 12
    Book early for guaranteed seats, if available – tickets may be purchased on-site. (See additional details for option one below)
  • 6 hour, 26 mile round trip, with a 1 hour no host lunch break Departs at 9 am and typically returns by 3:30 pm
  • The tracks carve you through scenic timbered canyons along the magnificent Wallowa River as well as beautiful farmland with expansive views of distant mountains
  • Great for guests seeking adventure and a longer trip on the rails
  • Tickets: $48/guest – 48 hour advanced reservations required                       (See additional details for option two below)
Booking A Reservation
Please use the “Book A Reservation” button to book your reservation online.  This is the most convenient method for booking as you will also agree to our wavier and will not need to complete one on site. If you require assistance with our online reservations please email (preferred contact method) jbrailriders@gmail.com or call between the hours of 8AM and 4PM Thursday-Monday (541)786-6149. Please leave a message if you don’t reach us, we will reply to your message during business hours. We are closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Same Day Joseph Reservations

For Same Day Reservations Please call or visit us at least 25 minutes prior to your desired departure time.

Reserved  tickets have priority.  Onsite ticket sales are limited to seat availability as our rides fill up fast.

You can buy tickets at our office located at 501 W Alder St, Joseph, Oregon. Or call 541-786-6149. Please leave a message if you don’t reach us. We will reply to your message during business hours.  We are closed Tuesday and Wednesday. We are at the base of the white grain silo. Look for the long white tent on the right hand side. Please park across the tracks.  If available; both same day and future tickets may be purchased at this location.

Additional Trip Details

OPTION ONE Joseph to Enterprise Round Trip                                             This is a physical adventure. Most guests are able to pedal the average 1.5% grade back up to Joseph. However if needed your guide can provide a pedal assist by request on your return trip. You will continue to pedal but the assist will lessen the challenge.  Keep in mind that you will be exerting yourself at a higher elevation than you may be used to.  Joseph is 4150 feet above sea level. It’s a good idea to conserve your energy to Enterprise and pace yourself on your return to Joseph. Setting a comfortable pace, pedal rhythm, and taking brief rests are key to keeping the return leg fun and enjoyable. You will be victorious upon arrival.

Chidren under 12 must be accompanied by an adult on their Railrider.  Young children may not be able to provide much help with pedaling if their legs aren’t long enough.  We can usually get them close enough to touch but not always to pedal.  Smaller children who can’t touch or are known to be a wiggle worm are best to use a car seat.  Most of our Railriders seat 2 guests. We do have one 4 seat Railrider reserved for families with small children, due to weight limitations we cannot seat four adults on our 4 seat Railrider. Please email us if you would like to request the 4 seat unit for your family.  It will be utilized on a first come basis if not reserved ahead of time.

Visit our FAQ page for answers to common questions. Each Railrider has a basket for small belongings and you are able to hang a backpack on the back of your seat.  Each seat has two cup holders that fit most 20 oz water bottles. Remember to bring water,  weather gear (sunscreen, umbrella, hat, jacket, etc), a camera, and your adventurous spirit.  CLICK HERE for specific details about this adventure and to learn more about things to see and do in Joseph.

CHECK-IN:  If you have not paid for your reservation please visit us at our Office at 501 W Alder Street in Joseph at least 25 minutes prior to your departure or anytime throughout the day prior to your departure if you would like to get your payment and paperwork out of the way.

If you have prepaid please arrive 20 minutes prior to your departure. (25 minutes if your party requires the use of your car seat)

OPTION TWO  Minam to Wallowa Day Trip                                                  The route is a gentle 1% average grade up to Wallowa and then back. Option two is designed for the more adventurous although it is very doable.  A guide will travel with  your group.  There is NO pedal assist on this trip. Setting a comfortable pace is key.  You will have a 1 hour no host lunch break in Wallowa.  Pack a small day pack with your lunch or visit one of the scrumptious cafés in Wallowa.  Our day trip is a  MUST do adventure!  CLICK HERE for specific details about this adventure and a list of things to see and do in Wallowa.

We welcome large groups; families, business team building, special interest,  schools etc. Visit our Reservation Info & Policies page for details regarding our reservation system and our cancellation policies.


Gail and Mavis

Also check out our, OREGON COAST RAILRIDERS.  Pedal Bay City to Tillamook for a two hour pedal powered excursion 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 Railroad.  Be sure to check out the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad train that travels North of Garibaldi.  www.oregoncoastscenic.org/.  We travel South of Bay City and OCSR travels North of Garibaldi, just in case you had a concern.  Oregon Coast Railriders,  http://ocrailriders.com