May 20th through October 9th
Thursday – Monday
Departures at 9am, Noon, & 3pm
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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 recieve.
OPTION ONE – JOSEPH TO ENTERPRISE ROUND TRIP
2 hour, 12 mile round trip departing at 9 AM, Noon, & 3 PM
The tracks trek through forest and farm land, over creeks and marsh, with the majestic backdrop of the Wallowa mountains
Great for guests of all ages, with young ones in car seats
Pedal assist from the guide is available upon request for this trip
Tickets: $22/guest 12 and up, $10/guest under 12 (See below for additional details about this trip)
OPTION TWO – MINAM TO WALLOWA DAY TRIP
6 hour, 26 mile round trip, with a 1 hour no host lunch break Departs at 9 am and typically returns by 3 pm
The tracks carve you through scenic timbered canyons along the magnificent Wallowa river as well as beautiful farm land with expansive views of distant mountains
Great for guests seeking adventure and more of a challenge
Tickets: $48/guest – Advanced reservations required (See below for additional details about this trip)
OPTION ONE Joseph to Enterprise Round Trip Most guests are able pedal the average 1.5% grade back up to Joseph but our guide can provide a pedal assist by request on the return trip. Young children who can’t reach the pedals may use their car seat and be accompanied by an adult. 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 water bottles. Remember to bring water, weather gear (sunscreen, hat, jacket, etc…), a camera, and your adventurous spirit. Helmets are optional, if you choose to wear one we have them available or you may provide your own. CLICK HERE for specific details about this adventure and about things to see and do in Joseph.
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.
Booking A Reservation
Please use the Book A Reservation button to book your reservation online. If you require assistance with our online reservation please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-910-0089.
Reserved tickets have priority. Onsite ticket sales are limited to seat availability as our rides fill up fast. You can buy tickets at our pavilion located in front of 304 North Main Street, Joseph, Oregon. Next to Red Horse Coffee Traders (across from Simply Sandy’s with all the yard art). Look for the Rail Road crossing sign. If available; both same day and future tickets may be purchased at our pavilion.
***Please do not disturb the Mountain Works Vacation Rental Home that is located behind our kiosk.***
Please check in 35 minutes prior to your departure time. Unclaimed tickets may be resold 15 minutes prior to departure. We welcome large groups; families, business team building, special interest, school etc. Visit our Reservation Info & Policies page for details regarding our reservation system and our cancellation policies.
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