The Hells Canyon Overlook is a very popular site for visitors desiring to see Hells Canyon from the top. The site is fully accessible with interpretive signs, paved parking areas, vault toilets and...[more]
Hells Canyon Overlook
From Enterprise, Oregon travel south on Oregon State Highway 82 to Joseph for about 6.5 miles; In Joseph turn left on Oregon State 350 and go about 8 miles to the Wallowa Loop Road; Turn right on the Wallowa Loop Road (also known as the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway) and travel on this road which eventually becomes Forest Road 39 for 34 miles to Forest Road 490; Turn left on Forest Road 490 and go 3 miles to the overlook entrance on the right; The site has a loop access road in the parking area.
From Halfway, Oregon head east out of town for 1 mile on Record Road to Highway 86; Once on Highway 86 go 9 miles to Wallowa Loop Road (also known as Forest Road 39, Pine Creek Road or/and Hells Canyon Scenic Byway) towards Enterprise and Joseph; Turn left on the Wallowa Loop Road/Forest Road 39 and travel about 19.5 miles to Forest Road 490; Turn right on Forest Road 490 and go 3 miles to the overlook entrance on the right; The site has a loop access road in the parking area.
Advisory: The Hells Canyon Scenic Byway is usually closed by snow from late October through late May or early June and is not passable with motor vehicles.
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