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North Fork Umatilla Wilderness

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Recommended Routes in North Fork Umatilla Wilderness - 1

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Favorite Ponderosa pine stands in the meadows of Buck Mountain.
Easy/Intermediate

Buck Mountain Trail - mid trail access

6.3 mi 10.1 km 590' Up 179.89 m Up 590' Down 179.81 m Down

Elgin, OR

North Fork Umatilla Wilderness Hiking

  • 43 Miles 70 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 3 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 5 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in North Fork Umatilla Wilderness - 8

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1.9 mi 3.0 km #1Grouse Mountain Trail #3081
Intermediate
Athena, OR
Intermediate
Athena, OR
3.8 mi 6.1 km #2Lick Creek Trail #3070
Difficult
Athena, OR
Difficult
Athena, OR
3.0 mi 4.9 km #3Lake Creek #3079
Intermediate
Elgin, OR
Intermediate
Elgin, OR
4.2 mi 6.7 km #4Buck Creek Trail #3073
Difficult
Athena, OR
Difficult
Athena, OR
7.0 mi 11.2 km #5Ninemile Ridge Trail #3072
Difficult
Elgin, OR
Difficult
Elgin, OR
0.4 mi 0.6 km #6Corp/Buck Tie Trail
Difficult
Athena, OR
Difficult
Athena, OR
9.0 mi 14.6 km #7North Fork Umatilla River Trail #3083
Difficult
Athena, OR
Difficult
Athena, OR
8.0 mi 12.9 km #8Buck Mountain Trail
Difficult
Elgin, OR
Difficult
Elgin, OR

Photos of North Fork Umatilla Wilderness - 50

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Exposed slope section of trail looking east toward Umatilla Rim. Buck Creek Canyon below.
Jun 22, 2021 near Elgin, OR
Wildflowers in a meadow at roughly 3 miles
Jul 15, 2020 near Elgin, OR
Looking east into the Lick Creek drainage
Nov 6, 2019 near Athena, OR
Upper trail of North Fork commonly called the Coyote Ridge section.
Feb 24, 2019 near Elgin, OR
Looking west. Flat plateau with grass meadow in center of photo. Perfect camp spot
Jun 22, 2021 near Elgin, OR
Wonderful grassy plateau is a perfect campsite.
Jun 22, 2021 near Elgin, OR
Spring bloom of Indian Paint Brush.
Jun 8, 2021 near Athena, OR
Indian Paint Brush among the wildflowers. View looking south into the NF Umatilla River Wilderness.
May 30, 2021 near Athena, OR