About Railriders

close up of unit on return to JosephSnow-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.

Ride details:

The unique Railrider unit has four wheels that ride the rails, two recumbent adjustable seats, and pedals that propel the unit at your speed. Each Railrider features a basket for your small belongings as well as two cup holders per seat. They will accommodate most common water bottles. Young children in car seats are welcome to ride with you strapped to the adjacent seat. Two ride options are available.

Hours of operation

Departures are available at 9 a.m., Noon and 3 p.m., for the Joseph departure and  once a day at 9 a.m. for the Minam departure. Thursday through Monday. Reservations are encouraged, especially during holidays, June-August, and for groups or those on a  fixed schedule.

Plan to arrive early per the following guidelines: 

CHECK-IN: Please check in at our office located at 501 W Alder Street, Joseph 20 minutes prior to your departure.

We generally begin seating 15 minutes prior to departure.

Kim Metlen demonstrates pedaling a Railrider.
Kim Metlen demonstrates pedaling a Railrider.
Getting ready to depart Joseph.