Three Forks Trail

Pomeroy, Washington 99347 USA

“One of the first trails to be opened after the winter snows”

The trail is open to horse and foot travel only since it is located within the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness. This is an access trail to the Crooked Creek Canyon. The trail descends 1700 feet in three miles, but it is well graded with many switchbacks. Three Forks Trail is one of the first trails to be opened after the winter snows. Because of its low elevation and southern slopes, the trail dries out quickly and becomes very dusty, but Crooked Creek at the bottom of the trail awaits to cool down travelers. The view of the Crooked Creek Canyon and the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness is breathtaking from the head of the trail. The trail provides fishing and hunting into the wilderness. The access roads to the trailhead are graveled. The trail is notorious for rattlesnakes, so caution is a necessity. The corral facilities at the trailhead are under permit to an outfitter/guide for his use, but may be used when vacant. Directions from Pomeroy: Take County Road #128. Where road Y's-approximately 10 miles- continue straight on Mountain Road #40. Follow Road #40 for 35 miles. Take first main right coming down off the mountain, Road #4039. Follow road until it comes to a large pole corral. This is Three Forks trailhead. Directions from Troy: Follow signs routing to Pomeroy. Once started up main mountain road, take first left Road #4039. Follow road around to trailhead.

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June 17, 2015

The trail is open to horse and foot travel only since it is located within the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness. This is an access trail to the Crooked Creek Canyon. The trail descends 1700 feet in three miles, but it is well graded with many switchbacks. Three Forks Trail is one of the first trails to be opened after the winter snows. Because of its low elevation and southern slopes, the trail dries out quickly and becomes very dusty, but Crooked Creek at the bottom of the trail awaits to cool down travelers. The view of the Crooked Creek Canyon and the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness is breathtaking from the head of the trail. The trail provides fishing and hunting into the wilderness. The access roads to the trailhead are graveled. The trail is notorious for rattlesnakes, so caution is a necessity. The corral facilities at the trailhead are under permit to an outfitter/guide for his use, but may be used when vacant.

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