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Wallowa Lake Tramway

59919 Wallowa Lake Hwy., Joseph, OR
541-432-5331
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94%
Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Joseph
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Trams, Other
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Trams, Other
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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Sun City, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Well, I always feel sick riding up the tram, but that's just me. It is amazing, especially when you get on top and can see for miles. Don't go if you have trouble walking on uneven ground. There are about two miles of trails on top. Take a sweater, as it can be cool even when it is hot down... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

While staying in Joseph the wife and I took the tram to the top of the mountain. The ride and view were fabulous. It is a 13 minute ride each way. We hiked all the easy trails on top for a total of about 2 and one half miles. The trails offer a great variety of views. The chipmonks are... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A fun ride up, and beautiful at the top. You can see forever! Be sure to walk all the paths if you can.

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Oregon City, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If you are in Joseph or near Wallowa Lake you have to ride the tram. One caveat: if you are afraid of heights, this could be a nonstarter for you. If you are lucky, the day will be clear. If not, well, try another day. Gorgeous views of the lake, valley and mountains; take the scenic trails to get the... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A local man told us this was worth the price of admission and he was right -- we'd planned to find a trailhead, but when we passed by the ticket booth for the Tramway, we decided to make the ride up the mountain. The views up (and down) were amazing, the hikes at the top were outstanding, and the views... More 

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

OK, it's a bit expensive, and that's the only reason I didn't give it full marks. We went just a few days after Labor Day, and the experience was great. There weren't lines at all, and the ride to the top only takes about 13 minutes. Have your camera ready during the ride for the best views of the lake.... More 

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