Last updated: January 17, 2023
Oregon Trail Interpretive Park at Blue Mountain Crossing
Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Picnic Table, Restroom, Trailhead, Trash/Litter Receptacles, Water - Drinking/Potable, Wheelchair Accessible
Oregon Trail Interpretive Park at Blue Mountain Crossing is where the Oregon Trail passed through the rugged Blue Mountains. Knowing that this was the last mountain range they would cross must have helped emigrants find the strength to climb the Blue Mountains. Trail swales and scars on stately Ponderosa pines made by passing wagons reveal the struggle emigrants faced in this rugged, and beautiful, mountain range.
Location (Near La Grande, Oregon, in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest)
The Interpretive Park is managed by the U.S. Forest Service and offers a half-mile, wheelchair-accessible interpretive loop, walking paths along Oregon Trail swales, and occasional living history programs. Bicycle and equestrian use is allowed on the trails. Amenities include picnic tables, drinking water, and restrooms. Interpretive panels throughout the park help to tell the story. This is a great place for kids to stretch their legs and their minds. Modest admission is charged.