Welcome future Railriders
To one of the country's most unique adventures!

Resources to monitor current conditions...

We closely monitor the air quality and will keep our guests notified of any potential changes in operation.
We take the health and safety of our guests and crew very seriously. Note that in addition to the potential respiratory / heart health risks associated with forest fire smoke it also has a significant magnification effect on the sun. Making it feel perceivably hotter and intensifying UV rays. Proper hydration and sun protection is a MUST.

Resources for you to monitor conditions

For visual smoke levels you may monitor real-time Joseph webcams here: https://www.josephoregonweather.com/
We now offer onsite AQI readings that you may view below. We use this for our Joseph AQI. For Minam Trips we use "airnow.gov" along with the application "Air Visual" both utilizing EPA data. Using an average of zipcodes 97885 / 97827, your guide also has a real time AQI meter on site in Minam and will make final travel decisions based on that device.

An Important Message From Your Joseph Branch Railriders Crew...

OUR 2021 SEASON IS GOING GREAT, SO MANY SMILING FACES, IT'S BEEN AN HONOR TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE SOME MUCH DESERVED FUN!

We're having some great times on the rails during our 8th season!

Checkout our new nighttime adventures and our all new electric assist for our Valley Sights trip making Railriding even more accessible for as many folks as possible.
Also new this season, every Valley Sights car booked includes a 4x6 souvenir photo print with lots of awesome photo related upgrades available too!

For info on how we're cohabiting with Covid-19 be sure to visit our FAQ page.

See you soon,
Your Joseph Branch Railriders Crew

2021 Season
May 1st - October 16th
View our Detailed Schedule

Open: Thursday - Monday
Closed: Tuesday & Wednesday

social distancing
Striving for approachability

We have been working very hard on our goal to make our attraction more accessible and approachable for our guests.
We are very proud of our new standard Electric Assist on our Valley Sights trip out of Joseph.
It’s allowed guests of varying degrees of fitness levels to enjoy our trip. We had guests as young as 94 enjoy the trip this season! It’s so awesome 🙂


Taking things up a notch

We need your help. We’ve been working on something big for the last couple years but we need help getting it accomplished. We are crowd funding our newest endeavor to make Railriding fully accessible, so truly everyone can enjoy our adventure. We want to offer the worlds first wheelchair accessible Railrider. This involves building an all new custom car, and all the other infrastructure fittings necessary to be compliant so our doors can be open to everyone and their families. We will be indroducing a donation option here shortly.

Choose Your Adventure

Valley Sights
Joseph to Enterprise
Round Trip
2 Hour   -   12 Mile Pedal
Professional Souvenir Photo Print Included
Breathe in the fresh mountain air and views as you enjoy a peaceful pedal through the valley at the base of the majestic Wallowa Mountains

Difficulty Level: Mild
All cars on this trip have an individual electric assist system allowing guests of nearly all fitness levels to enjoy this tour

$80 / 2-Seat Tandem Car        $140  /  4-Seat Quad Car

Discounts and Special Offers Available
Departing from Joseph at  8am, 11am, 2pm, 5pm
Thursday  through  Monday
(departures may vary depending on demand and time of season)
Electric  Assist
River Escape
Minam to Grande Ronde River
Round Trip
4 Hour   -   20 Mile Pedal
Includes 30 min BYO lunch break
Escape and leave civilization behind as you journey through a lush canyon following along the scenic Wallowa River to the Grande Ronde River confluence

Difficulty Level: Moderate
This trip has a generally mild mixed grade, all units are pedal powered only and guests with an average fitness level or better enjoy this tour most

$60  /  Guest

24 Hour Advanced Booking Preferred
Departs from Minam at  9AM       Friday  &  Monday
Fall colors are here
Canyon Twist
Minam to Wallowa River Bank
Round Trip
4 Hour   -   20 Mile Pedal
Includes 30 min BYO lunch break
Twist through the canyon with towering rock cliffs above as you follow along the scenic tumbling Wallowa River on this wondrous adventure

Difficulty Level: Moderate
This trip has a generally mild mixed grade, all units are pedal powered only and guests with an average fitness level or better enjoy this tour most

$60  /  Guest

24 Hour Advanced Booking Preferred
Departs from Minam at  9AM      Saturday  &  Sunday
Fall colors are here

Nighttime Fun

Stargazing
Nighttime Pedal Adventure
1 Hour Event   -   6 Mile Pedal
Our clean air and limited light pollution provides great opportunities for stargazing. Enjoy a peaceful pedal down our abandoned rails in the still of the night. It's a great time to cool down enjoying the brisk air and keeping an eye out for critters.

There's not much to do in Joseph after dark and this unique trip is an awesome way to spend an hour under the stars. If we're lucky we may get a glimpse of the milky way.
The first 3 miles of this trip will require little pedaling as your Railrider will gently coast downhill.
After we turn around you'll enjoy a gentle 3 mile electric assisted pedal on the return up to Joseph.

This trip will be primarily lit by headlamp, may be spooky for young guests due to riding in the dark

$80/ 2-Seat Tandem Car        $140  /  4-Seat Quad Car
Departs from Joseph 
Departure times vary and are outlined on the Booking page

This is a Special limited event
June: 12, 19, & 24
Aug: 14 & 28    Sept: 11 & 25   Oct: 9
Bigfoot Hunt
Nighttime Pedal Adventure
1.5 Hour Event   -   6 Mile Pedal
Oregon is one of the top 8 locations in the country for Bigfoot sightings.
A quiet pedal down our abandoned rails in the still of the night is the perfect time for a possible encounter. Join world renowned Bigfoot expert Professor Bravehart on a quest to spot the beast on this spooky* adventure.

If you enjoy spooky, fun, and guaranteed cheesy adventures this trip is for you!
The first 3 miles of this trip will require little pedaling as your Railrider will be part of a train.
After we turn around you'll brave a gentle 3 mile electric assisted pedal on the return up to Joseph. Be sure to keep and eye out for critters.

*This trip will be primarily lit by headlamp, this can be spooky for young guests and scaredy cats

$100 / 2-Seat Tandem Car        $180  / 4-Seat  Quad Car
Departs from Joseph 
Departure times vary and are outlined on the Booking page

This is a Special limited event
June: 26   July: 3, 10, 17, & 24   Aug: 7 & 22   Sept: 4 & 18   Oct: 2

Wonderful activity for...

Families

Families of all ages and sizes enjoy Railriding
Children up to age 7 enjoy riding along
Children ages 8+ can typically reach to help pedal

Groups

We can accommodate large groups
25+ guests on our Joseph trip
And up to
15 guests on our Minam trips