||Head east toward La Grande from Pendleton on I-84. Take the "Summit Rd., Mt. Emily" exit off of I-84. Turn left on Summit Rd., cross over the interstate, and proceed approximately 8 miles on this gravel road until you see a sign on the right that says "Whitman Route overlook". Turn left at this sign and go about a mile to a meadow where a dirt road angles off to the right. Follow this rough road for about 300 yds. until it is blocked by some large boulders. Park here. The trail begins on the left about 50 ft. past the boulders.