joseph branch rail riders-300x295From the website:
Enjoy the unique experience of pedaling the inactive portion of the Historic Joseph Branch Railway in Oregon’s beautiful Wallowa Valley. Nature enthusiast, bicyclists, and rail fans are sure to relish the peace and tranquility of one of two options or perhaps both. OPTION ONE is a 2 hour, 12-mile round trip from Joseph to Enterprise.

Most guests are able pedal the average 1 1/2% grade back up to Joseph but our guide will have a power assist if you need assistance on the return trip. You will need to ask. OPTION TWO,a day adventure of 26 mile round trip that starts in Minam Town travels up a gentle 1% average grade to Wallowa then back.

Option two is designed for the more adventurous hearty folk. Snow-capped peaks form the backdrop as you pedal past green pastures and red barns where once lumber, cattle and grain traveled. You will enjoy the rugged Wallowa Mountains which are home to the Eagle Cap Wilderness.

The lush Wallowa valley is complete with natural meadows,cottonwood and pine trees, wildflowers and a bubbling stream. 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.

The 2015 season opens May 16th and ends October 4th. For reservation call 541-910-0089, 541-910-0981 or email
Tickets may be purchased during the operating season at 304 North Main Street, Joseph, Oregon 97846.
Reservations are recommended for large groups or tight schedules.



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