Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
The Wallowa -Whitman National Forest, in Idaho, Oregon and Washington, contains 2.3 million acres ranging in elevation from 875 feet in Hells Canyon, to 9845 feet in the Eagle Cap Wilderness.
These forests are managed as sustainable ecosystems providing clean water, wildlife habitat and valuable forest products. And, for things to do and places to be, the Wallowa-Whitman is the setting for a variety of year-round recreational activities.
The Forest ranges from the Blue Mountains and rugged Wallowa Mountains down to the spectacular canyon country of the Snake River on the Idaho border, including Hells Canyon National Recreation Area -- a mecca of hiking and river floating.
In fact, the entire forest offers plenty to do for thrill seekers, hikers, bikers, off-highway vehicle riders and other recreationalists. The forest offers an array of options, lined out in a text-only chart and an interactive map. Off highway vehicle riders, please check forest regulations before hitting the trails. Skiers, try your skills at Ski Anthony Lakes, a downhill ski resort on the forest.
The Wallowa NF was created in 1908 from the combination of seven Forest Reserves, and the Whitman NF was created in 1908 by combining three Forest Reserves. The Wallowa and Whitman National Forests have been managed together since 1954.