This is an entirely paved route great for road bikes but suited for any type of bicycle. The route is easy to navigate with minimal elevation gain and lots to see along the way. Our route begins and ends at the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center where we encourage you to visit and discover the rich history, contributions, and impact of African Americans in Wallowa County. The MHIC also encourages you to consider riding the Maxville Out-and-Back route for a gravel adventure to the site of this once bustling logging community.

Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center – Joseph, Oregon
Open Wednesday – Sunday 10:00AM-4:00PM

Joseph, Oregon is renowned for its art community and the thriving shops and cafes that dot Main Street from beginning to end. Our Connections Valley Loop is easy to follow giving you plenty of opportunity to enjoy the sights. Beautiful views and smooth rolling pavement make this an especially fantastic ride at sunrise or sunset as well.


Equipment: 100% paved route suitable for any bicycle or handcycle.
Services: Public restrooms at Start/Finish (E. Wallowa Ave. & N. Lake St.)
Connections Recommends: The Blythe Cricket (700 N. Main St.)

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