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The Snake is one of America’s great rivers, flowing over 1,000 miles from its origins in the mountains of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, meandering slowly west across Idaho, then north to form the border between Oregon and Idaho before entering the Columbia near Pasco, Washington. Much of the Oregon section of the Snake flows through Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. Hells Canyon is one of Oregon’s—and America’s—most impressive natural wonders. At Granite Creek below Hells Canyon Dam, the canyon depth is almost 8,000 feet!

According to Nez Perce folklore, Coyote dug Hells Canyon with a big stick to protect ancestors in Oregon’s Blue Mountains from the ‘Seven Devils’ (mountain range) across the gorge in what is now Idaho. (Pictographs and petroglyphs, as well as winter pithouse villages, are scattered along the river, documenting Native American presence in the canyon for over 11,000 years.) Geologists believe that Hells Canyon was formed by normal stream erosion as the Snake River cut its way through rocks of a rising mountain range, beginning six million years ago.

Whichever explanation you favor, you’ll agree that time spent in the canyon is unforgettable. For whitewater enthusiasts, passing over Wild Sheep and Granite Creek Rapids are a rite of rafting passage. Anglers can find both migrating steelhead and a variety of warm water species. Wildlife—including bighorn sheep, deer, and bear—is often viewed from the river; a hike up one of the many trails leading up from the water offers up-close animal encounters. PLEASE NOTE: Special restrictions apply and some permits are required for boating on the Snake River in Hells Canyon.

Courtesy of \"Boating in Oregon\" by Oregon State Marine Board<\/em><\/p>","post_name":"snake-river","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.6597","lng":"-116.471","distance":"8.5","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/fishing\/rafting\/kayaking\/snake-river\/","terms":"a River<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6453","post_title":"Temperance Creek Trail","post_content":"This information provided by USDA Forest Service<\/i>

There is a large area available for parking at the trailhead with a small spring fed creek available for watering stock. There are several dispersed campsites along the trail and the trail is well marked at all junctions. This trail offers a panoramic view of the Hells Canyon country. In the early spring, many wildflowers may be seen along the trail. There are many occassions for viewing wildlife such as elk, bighorn sheep, deer and bear. Excellent fishing opportunities exist in the Snake River.\n

\nCONSIDERATION\n

\nThe trail is open to foot and stock travel only, since it is in the Hells Canyon Wilderness. Two miles of the trail have a 20% to 30% grade and one mile has a 30% grade or better. The Temperance Creek Trail doesn't usually open until late June, due to snow conditions. There are several stream crossings along this trail and it may be difficult to ford during spring run-off. Be aware of poison ivy and rattlesnakes that may be along the lower portion of the trail.","post_name":"temperance-creek-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.4842","lng":"-116.649","distance":"12.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/temperance-creek-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6501","post_title":"Summit Ridge Trail (Warnock Corral)","post_content":"This information provided by USDA Forest Service<\/i>

From P.O Saddle to 1\/2 mile south of Marks Cabin, you will be hiking along the ridgetop on an old dirt road. You will find plenty of dispersed campsites along the way. This trail offers a panoramic view of the Seven Devil Mountains to the east and the Eagle Cap Wilderness to the west. Take a side trip to Barton Heights and view Hells Canyon Dam and the mighty Snake River. Continuing on the Summit Ridge Trail #1774, you will see nature at work when you travel through the Himmelwright Spring and Freezeout fire. You can see life emerging from the fertile ground where the fires once raged. Continue on the ridgetop to Jim Springs where the trail intersects with the Hat Point Road #4240. Wildflowers carpet the forest floor in the spring. Elk, bear, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, and many other species of birds and animals are common here.\n

\nCONSIDERATIONS:\n

\nA Northwest Forest Pass is required at P.O. Saddle Trailhead. Ten camp sites are available at P.O. Saddle. They are suitable for tent camping or pull-through truck and trailer camping. There are vault toilets and fire rings available in addition to hitch rails, a stock loading ramp,stock water, corrals and ample parking. After the first mile the trail is open to foot and stock travel only, since it is in the Hells Canyon Wilderness Area.","post_name":"summit-ridge-trail-warnock-corral","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.4851","lng":"-116.649","distance":"12.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/summit-ridge-trail-warnock-corral\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7277","post_title":"Four Mile Trail","post_content":"This information provided by USDA Forest Service<\/i>

A developed picnic site, loading ramp and restroom facilities are available at Hat Point. You will find an abundance of wildlife and wildflowers along the trail. You will have incredible views of thecanyon as you travel this trail. Excellent fishing opportunities exist down on the Snake River.\n

\nCONSIDERATION\n

\nThe Hat Point picnic area is not available to stock. The trail is open to foot and stock travel only, since it is in the Hells Canyon Wilderness. There are a few dispersed campsites along the trail. Much of the trail is through open country, and can be very hot in the summer months. Be sure to carry plenty of drinking water with you. You may encounter heavy brush on some sections of trail.\n

\nAlso, be aware of poison ivy and rattlesnakes that may be along the lower portion of the trail.","post_name":"four-mile-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.4371","lng":"-116.661","distance":"14.8","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/four-mile-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7459","post_title":"Cow Creek Trail - Hells Canyon","post_content":"

This information provided by USDA Forest Service<\/em><\/p>\r\n

This is the main access to the mid-Snake River area. The route is quite scenic with evidence of several old homesteads still visible. This trail provides excellent opportunities for viewing elk and other species of wildlife.<\/p>\r\n

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The Cow Creek Trail is an excellent trail but rated more difficult in its outer reaches. Eight miles have a 15% or better grade. The trail crosses Summit Ridge and drops into Deep Creek then climbs again to Tryon Saddle where it drops into the Snake River Canyon.<\/p>\r\n

There is limited camping at the undeveloped trailhead, all of which is on private land. Signing is minimal at the trailhead but adequate along the trail. There are dispersed campsites at the Snake River on a narrow, flat bench with a sandy beach.<\/p>","post_name":"cow-creek-trail-hells-canyon","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.762","lng":"-116.726","distance":"23.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/cow-creek-trail-hells-canyon\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"}]},"success":true,"html":""}