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 one if you want to get away from it all. You can say goodbye to the world as you won't have cell service for more than 99% of your journey. If you love a variety of birds this trip typically delivers.
If you are someone who enjoys a good 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 midpoints.
This trip is nearly flat with a max of .5% grade. It has a mix of slight ups and downs.
Around 7 miles in you will come to our outhouse. You may stop and use the restroom here if need be.
At our midpoint you may carefully get off of your Railrider.
This is a great time to eat a snack or an early lunch. This break will be 30 minutes. This is a good time let your guide know if you need a seat adjustment.
Depending on the river conditions you may be able to walk down to the rivers edge to get a closer look and take a breather while your guide turns your Railriders around.
Now you are energized for your return trip but remember a gentle pace is key, take it easy and the ride will be easier.
Around 3 miles out from the midpoint you will come to our outhouse again. You may stop and use the restroom here if need be.
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.
This trip is away from it all, there will be no opportunity to buy food or get clean drinking water.
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 brief midpoint stop of about 15 minutes in Rondowa is a great place to stretch your legs and eat a snack or an early lunch.
If river conditions are favorable, your guide will direct you to a pathway to get you down to the rivers edge for a closer view.
While you soak in the view your guide will turn around the Railriders for your return journey.
Short answer, not much.
You will find a small convenience store, rafting service with rentals available, and a state park in the nearby area.
All Minam Round Trip units are two seat Railriders.
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 is the only trip we offer that doesn't have road crossings to worry about.
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.