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Jared Kennedy | 02.20.2015

A railroad line once connected the towns of Enterprise and Joseph in Eastern Oregon's Wallowa Mountains. Trains no longer run the rail line, but a creative bike enthusiast, Kim Metlen, has found a way to put the tracks to good use. He started what is called railriding; it uses a bike-like contraption to pedal the 6 miles of rail. The best part is that he organizes weekend trips for visitors to railride the old tracks. Wildlife and incredible views abound.

Visit the Joseph Branch Railriders website for more information on booking a trip. They are located on 304 North Main Street in downtown Joseph, Oregon, and can be reached by phone at 541.910.0089.


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