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Wallowa Lake Tramway

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Address: 59919 Wallowa Lake Hwy., Joseph, OR
Phone Number: 541-432-5331
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Sound of Music

Its been about 15 years since we were there but I remember getting off the tram and hiking a short distance until we came around a corner into a meadow with the mountains in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Its been about 15 years since we were there but I remember getting off the tram and hiking a short distance until we came around a corner into a meadow with the mountains in the background. I couldn't help myself I threw down my coat put my arms out and started running singing 'The Hills are Alive with the Sound... More 

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Payette, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Taking the tram was spectacular! We passed through clouds on the way up and that in itself was amazing, the view was beautiful and the time spent at the top was worth every minute. It is a definite must do when you are in the area!

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Seffner, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

You cannot see the top of the tramway from the bottom. The ride up the mountain lets you view the glacier carved lake from high above it. At the top of the mountain there are lots of trails plus bunches of chipmunks and other critters. The restaurant was nice also. Plus the oldest tree in America...

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We enjoyed both the tram ride and the walks up on the top of the hill. The views are spectacular in every direction and the walks are well marked and enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Hiking the trails was well worth the ride! The views are stupendous, and fearless wildlife entertaining.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The tram is a must. Great views. Short hiking trails with views in all directions. Discounts available for seniors

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I had the good fortune to be in the Wallowa mountains on a clear day in June of 2013. By chance I found out about the tramway to the top of Mt. Howard from a fellow traveler at a historical marker on the way into Enterprise. I am so happy I paid my monies and went to the top. Absolutely... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was a fun ride. It is the most steep tram in the USA. it takes 13 minutes to get to the top and you are rewarded with a fantastic view of the Eagle Cap Wilderness. There is a cafe on the top that serves snacks and trails to walk around the top of the mountain. Not to be missed... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Riding up this Swiss made gondola was super exciting for me~ Sunning scenery! We had perfect weather & the hiking up at the top was easy. Don't know how scary it would be if it was a windy day, but I'm thinking it would have been a little.

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Views from the summit of Mt. Howard are breathtaking. Was a little cloudy day we went up due to a forest fire burning several miles away but still a fun thing to do. The lake from the summit is beautiful as well as the surrounding mountains.

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