Malheur River

Oregon Sunshine

  • Easy (to gorge viewpoint)
  • 3.8-miles round trip
  • 200 feet elevation gain
  • Open May to early December
  • Use: hikers, horses, bicycles

  • Moderate (with shuttle)
  • 7.6 miles one-way
  • 800 feet elevation gain

The glassy, 30-foot-wide Malheur River gathers its strength at the base of the Strawberry Range to bluster through a rimrock canyon of ponderosa pines before striking off into the desert. The path through this canyon is a delight.

From John Day, take …

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Eastern Oregon.