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Published by Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region in [Baker City, OR] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Hiking -- Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (Or. and Idaho),
  • Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (Or. and Idaho)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Shipping list no.: 91-246-P.

SeriesR6-WAW-RG -- 095-91., R6-WAW-RG -- 095.
ContributionsWallowa-Whitman National Forest (Or.)
The Physical Object
Pagination1 folded sheet (6 p.) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17783792M

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  Hells Canyon National Recreation Area has over , acres of pure wilderness. To put that in perspective, it is over twice the size of the entire land area of New York City, the largest city in America. This expansive land area covers various sections of the states of Idaho and Oregon, with parts that are designated specifically as the Hells. Looking for some of the greatest recreation the greater Hells Canyon NRA area has to offer? has some of the most complete travel information on hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, camping, and golf courses available in Hells Canyon NRA. Use the interactive navigation below to quickly jump to a specific recreational activity. Hells Canyon features vast amounts of wilderness that can only be reached by hiking or on horseback, world-class whitewater boating, and nearly endless opportunities for solitude. No bridges span the canyon and only a few roads lead into the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area making just getting into the canyon area an adventure in itself.   Hells Canyon is one of the lowest points, elevation-wise, in Idaho, so it typically warms up early in the spring and is snow-free earlier than many parts of Idaho. April, May and early June are great times to go hiking or backpacking in Hells Canyon, before it gets hot in the summer months. September and October also are prime times to visit. If you like to fish, bring your fishing pole on the hike.

  Turn by turn. From the Pittsburg Landing trailhead: Pick up the Snake River National Recreational Trail # and take it 6 miles south to Kirkwood, a good turnaround point for those looking for a quick overnight.. Continue south to Bernard Creek at mile Retrace your steps to Pittsburg Landing. (Not down for a mega day? Spend another night at Sheep Creek on your way back; it’s . Hells Canyon Wilderness is a subset of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (HCNRA), which straddles the border of northeastern Oregon and western Idaho. Split into two distinct halves by the Wild & Scenic Snake River, approximately one-third of HCNRA is designated Wilderness. A small portion of the Wilderness in Oregon is managed by the BLM.   The Hells Canyon National Recreation Area is roughly , acres and has nearly miles of hiking trails. About miles of those trails are within the , acre Hells Canyon Wilderness. The elevation in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area ranges from 1,’ at the Snake River to 9,’ He Devil in the Seven Devils Mountains. Hells Canyon Hikes Straddling the Snake River in Oregon and Idaho, Hells Canyon is simply immense, at more than a mile deep, 10 miles wide and 80 miles long. Beyond its physical size is its dramatic, rugged beauty — dark contorted chasms, massive basalt cliffs and ever-changing light and shadow.

The Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (HCNRA) straddles both sides of the Snake River in Oregon and Idaho. This Hells Canyon National Recreation Area - Idaho section includes all developed recreation sites and trails that are all located away from the Wild and Scenic Snake River in . Author: United ss. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on National Parks and Recreation Publisher: ISBN: Size: MB Format: PDF, Docs Category: Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (Or. and Idaho) Languages: en Pages: View: Get Book. Hells Canyon Wilderness and National Recreation Area beckons to nature lovers and active adventurers. A prime destination for hiking, Hells Canyon has over miles (1, kilometers) of trails stretching across its vast span of rugged terrain, rivers, and wild landscapes. The Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (HCNRA) straddles both sides of the Snake River in both Oregon and Idaho. The recreation sites listed below (boat launches, campgrounds, interpretive sites, historic ranches) in this recreation section are found within 1/4 mile of the Wild and Scenic Snake other upland sites and all trails along the Snake River for both Oregon and Idaho are.