This trip departs from Minam, Oregon.Visit our Minam Directions page for a map, landmarks, and common travel times.Minam trips must be booked at least 36 hours in advance.However, a time slot within our 36 hour cutoff may have seats available even though it says "full".Please call / email to find out, we might be able to fit you in.
This is the the trip if you want to get away from the "crowds". You can say goodbye to the world as you won't have cell service for a good portion of your journey.
If you are someone who enjoys a good moderate hike then you will do just fine on this trip. Typically guests with an average fitness level enjoy this trip most.
We have a 300lb weight limit per seat.
All times of the year and day are great. But if you have certain sensitivities to heat or cold you may want heed this advice.
We encourage you to take our trips during the spring or fall months. Always remember to hydrate and use sun protection.
You might want to choose a trip during the middle of our season.
The early months of the season offer spring blooms, and the later months offer fall colors both of which are a little extra icing on an already awesome slice of cake.
You will depart as a group at 9AM. You will generally get some space in between Railriders as you travel between your start and midpoint.
This trip is gently sloped with a max of 1% grade. It is generally uphill to our midpoint and more downhill on your way back.
Midpoint / Restroom
At our midpoint you will carefully get off of your Railrider. You'll be nestled in a quaint spot along the river.
You will have a 30 minute rest break. Now is the time to eat a snack/lunch that you packed in.
We provide an outhouse restroom for our guests to use at our midpoint as well.
This is a good time let your guide know if you need a seat adjustment.
Your return trip will feel more downhill. But remember a gentle pace is key, take it easy and the ride will be easier.
You will have to work a little on the tight corners traveling in both directions.
Congratulations you made it! If you are heading to Joseph checkout our souvenir shop and museum area in our office at 501 W. Alder St.
Don't forget to share pictures and stories of your adventure with friends and family.
Now it's time to decide which trip to conquer next. They are all special in their own way.
There will be no opportunity to buy food or drink so you'll have to bring what you need.
Storage is limited but there is room for some essentials.
First and foremost should be hydration.
*remember the more you bring the more you pedal
Essentials you should bring
Nice things to have
Tips for a fun trip
It can still be quite cool here in Wallowa County in May and June and once September comes around it starts again so a jacket or windbreaker may be helpful.
We strongly urge the use of sun protection. The air is very clean here and we’re closer to the sun than you might be used to so take this sun protection tip to heart.
Even the shortest amount of time out without protection can lead to a quick sunburn.
Your midpoint stop is situated in a quaint area next to the Wallowa River.
This is the place to stretch your legs and eat a snack or lunch.
While you refuel your guide will turn around the Railriders for your return trip.
Short answer, not much.
You will find a small convenience store, rafting service with rentals available, and a state park in the nearby area.
If you are passing through Wallowa or want to see more sites you should really check out this neat little town. Wallowa has food, water, restrooms, parks, motels, and an RV park. There are antiques, artwork, and rich history to be found here.
There is a small park for a picnic or several small cafés for lunch or dinner.
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All Minam Round Trip units are Doubles.
Your guide typically pedals by themselves. If you are by yourself your guide would be happy to pedal with you to share the work and make the trip more enjoyable all around.
This trip doesn't have any major road crossings. Just a couple driveways and little used roads, just be sure to look both ways and be prepared to stop as you cross them.
Be sure to begin hydrating a couple hours prior to your trip. Bring along some water or sports drinks.
The sun can be very intense at times in Wallowa County. We urge you to please use sun protection.
We recommend sunscreen, large hats, & sunglasses.
Stings & Allergies
This is the outdoors and we have bees, wasps, hornets, as well as a variety of grasses & hay.
Please come prepared with your EpiPen and notify your guide of your allergy prior to riding.
In the lower canyon you are in Rattlesnake territory. Always carefully look where you step.
You are not Steve Irwin so please don't play with the snakes.
A lap seat belt must be worn whenever your Railrider is in motion.