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South Fork Walla Walla River Acec

South Fork Walla Walla River Acec


The South Fork Walla Walla trail is popular for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and motorcycling. After a 3-mile hike along the beautiful South Fork Walla Walla River, you enter the Umatilla National Forest, and trails continue from there. The Trailhead provides a great place to relax and picnic alongside the river.

Know Before You Go:

Trail is not open for Class I (quad ATV) or Class II (4x4) use


Facilities: The trailhead provides parking, vault toilets, and a picnicking area

Pets allowed

Point of Interest:

This area is very special and was designated an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) in 1994. In order to prevent deterioration of the areas many resource values, the 1,955 acre ACEC is closed to overnight camping.

Contact Info

Milton-Freewater, OR