Allow 2 hours for this adventure. From Joseph to the city of Enterprise and back, this trip is for those seeking a fun peaceful adventure. Individuals and families alike enjoy this beautiful trip. The 12 mile round trip starts out with an awesome creek crossing and ventures into tall pine forest. Following the forest the tracks lead you into wide open pasture land with farm animals and vast open valley views. The return trip provides some of the most breathtaking unobstructed views of the majestic Wallowa mountains you can find. There is only one way to see the valley like this and this is it.
When and Where does the trip start?
Please arrive in Joseph at our pavilion located in front of 304 N Main St at least 35 minutes prior to your departure time so that we can get you checked in. We will issue your tickets, go over what your trip will entail, and direct you the our departure site. Allow yourself some time to gather your belongings and to use the restroom if need be. We have a restroom at our departure site as well as at our turn around site in Enterprise.
What do I need to bring?
- All riders are suggested to wear sun hats, sun screen, and other weather gear dependent on the conditions.
- Bring water, or a sports drink. We have water available for sale at our pavilion if you need to buy some.
- Don’t forget to bring your camera.
- Helmets are optional but are provided for you if you would like one, or you may bring your own.
- If you have children who may not be able to reach the pedals please bring along your car seat. We can strap it in just like you do in your vehicle.
Available pedal assist
The average grade is 1.5% and will be uphill on your return trip. Your guide will accompany you throughout your journey. If you require it your guide will provide a pedal assist. If you feel you may need it, all you need to do is ask. You will still get a genuine Railrider experience as you will continue to pedal. Our pedal assist will take the edge off and make pedaling more comfortable. The ride is not difficult but can be more challenging on the return trip for some guests.
What’s Joseph have to offer?
Joseph has all sorts of services; adventure, shopping, food, drink, public restrooms, parks, motels, lodges, BnBs, RV parks, and more.
Things to see and do in Joseph.
There is a lot to do in Joseph, we’ll offer some of our favorites.
- Ride the Railriders, of course.
- Soak in the Joseph main street Artwalk. Larger than life bronze statues occupy nearly every corner throughout town.
- Explore the many wonderful shops and restaurants on Main Street offering everything from souvenirs to fine art and dining.
- Visit Wallowology a science and natural history funsuem that will immerse you in the natural history of Wallowa county.
- Ready for more adventure? Seek out Winding Waters River Expeditions. There are thrills around every bend when you venture out on white water. They also offer fishing tours and rent recreational equipment.
- Joseph is surrounded by some of the most astounding nature one can dream of. Visit the Forest Services’ Wallowa Mountains Office for loads of info on great places to hike, camp, and explore.
- Wallowa Lake State Park is a great place to explore, you can also enjoy the lake on the North side at the county park / boat launch.
- History buff? Check out the Wallowa County Muesum and the Maxville Heritage Center for a glimpse of Wallowa countys past.
That`s a lot to soak in, but thats just scratching the surface of what Joseph and Wallowa County has to offer. Visit the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce for more places of interest.