Trail Report - Wallowa Mtns and Eagle Cap Wilderness

This trail report provides the known conditions for the main summer recreation trails in the Wallowa Mountains and Eagle Cap Wilderness.

A 'maintained' trail has been reviewed by a district recreation manager, the known hazards (e.g. rock slides, broken trees and branches) have been removed and annual maintenance tasks have been completed.

  • “User Reports under “Conditions/Notes” in the following tables are not validated by Forest Service personnel; however information is shared for the benefit of all users.”

  • “Hazards may occur at any time so always be prepared for unplanned events creating hazards such as downed trees, water crossings, water on trails, rocks on trails, etc.”

  • "Wilderness Permits are required on all trails in the Eagle Cap Wilderness and are available at all Eagle Cap Wilderness trailheads."

  • There are several "Fee" sites on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. A variety of Recreation Passes are available to forest visitors.

Eagle Cap Wilderness Trails - All trails in the Eagle Cap Wilderness are currently snow covered. The trailheads are accessible by skis or snowshoes. The access roads are not plowed with the exception of the trailheads starting from Wallowa Lake. Additional information can be found at the Wallowa Avalanche Center

 

Trail Name  

Miles

Trail Access

Maintained

Conditions/Notes

 Bear Creek

#1653

17.5

 Boundry Campground

NO

5/30/2014

 09/17/2014 New washout  in area of Twin Basin/Miner Basin Creeks.  Not suitable for stock.

Bowman #1651

8.6

Bowman Trailhead

No

         6/26/2014

 

8/20/14 Bowman TH (1651) to Jct 1675 (8.7 mi)  to Brownie Basin is good for hiking and stock. 1651 to 1659 to Chimney/Wood Lake/Hobo are all good for hiking and stock.

Cliff River #1885

8.6

Summit Point Trailhead

No

6/26/2014

 

Copper Creek

#1656

5

Two Pan Trailhead

No

6/26/2014

 6/26/2014 Trailhead only has been maintained

Dollar Lake

#1802

4.9

Tenderfoot Trailhead

No

6/26/2014

 TH is snow free; trail is snow free for approx. 2 miles then snow intermittent and downed trees.

East Eagle #1910

11.3

East Eagle Trailhead

No

6/26/2014

 

East Fork Lostine #1662

6.1

Two Pan Trailhead

YES

8/14/2014

 08/20/14 Two Pan TH (1622) to 1810 jct is maintained.  1810 to 1810A is maintained. 1662 /1810 jct to Upper Lake is maintained.  Upper Lake Basin to Douglas Lake /Lower Lakes Basin to Glacier Lake is maintained.

East Fork Wallowa #1804

8.6

Wallowa Lake Trailhead

YES

8/14/2014

09/08/14  East Fork Wallowa to Aneroid Lake is good for both hikers and stock.

 

Elk Creek #1944

11.8

Buck Creek Trailhead

No

6/26/2014

 8/21/2014

This trail has been reopened, effective 8/21/2014

Falls Creek

#1753

2.4

Hurricane Creek Trailhead

No

6/26/2014

 8/5/2014 As of today, the forest is assessing the fire activity on the fire, discussions are occurring and it is highly likely the Hurricane Creek Trail will be reclosed.

Francis Lake #1663

7.7

Bowman-Francis Lake Trailhead

No

6/26/2014

 8/18/14 Trail is in good shape but narrow at the top.  Could be tricky for horses.

High Wallowa Loop National Recreation Trail #1813

0.3

Wallowa Lake Tramway

No

6/26/2014

 

Horse Ranch #1908

7.7

Moss Springs Trailhead

No

6/26/2014

7/3/14 Clear for hikers and horses to Minam River

Hurricane  #1807

9.7

Hurricane Creek Trailhead

Yes

09/17/2014 Good for stock and hikers as far as south end of Matterhorn.  10 large trees are down across trail and it is difficult for stock to cross over.

Ice Lake

#1808

3.9

Wallowa Lake Trailhead

No

6/26/2014

 9/11/2014 CLOSED due to Fire in Area.

Lick Creek #1809

4.2

Lick Creek Trailhead

YES

 7/12/14 Trail cleared to Junction of S. Fork Imnaha except for user trail around downfall passable by stock

Little Kettle Creek #1945

5.7

East Eagle Trailhead

No

6/26/2014

 7/9/2014 Maintained to Wilderness Boundary Only

Main Eagle #1922

14.7

Main Eagle Trailhead

YES

8/27/2014

08/18/14 Main Eagle TH (1922) is clear and maintained to Bear, Culver and Looking Glass Lakes.  Main Eagle to Bench Canyon is not maintained.

Maxwell Lake #1674

3.6

Maxwell Lake Trailhead

YES

8/14/2014

 6/26/2014 Trailhead only has been maintained

McCully Creek Trailhead #1812

7.6

McCully Trailhead

No

6/26/2014

 

Minam Lake #1670

5.9

Two Pan Trailhead

Partial

8/14/2014

 

Minam River #1673

44.8

Wildlife Flats (Ford)

No

6/26/2014

USER REPORT 4/10/2014: Several downed trees, but easy to go around. Wildflowers such as trillium, bluebells and biscuit root are beginning to bloom.

North Fork Catherine Creek #1905

14.5

North Fork Catherine

Creek Trailhead

No

6/26/2014

6/28 - report from visitors indicate that snow has melted out to and in the meadows.

Rock Springs #1928

3

Rock Springs Trailhead

No

6/26/2014

6/28/2014 - Trailhead melted out.

South Fork Imnaha #1816

15.8

Indian Crossing Trailhead

Partial

8/14/2014

 7/11/14 Free of downfall 3.5 miles from TH

Standley Ridge #1677

5.4

Bear Wallow Trailhead

No

6/26/2014

 

Tenderfoot Wagon Road #1819

9.7

Tenderfoot (Big Sheep

Creek) Trailhead

YES

08/20jct 1819 to Dollar Lake is cleared and OK for stock. 1819 Tenderfoot TH to jct 1814 is good for hiking and stock to the crossing of the North Fork.

West Eagle #1934

11.4

West Eagle Meadows Trailhead

Partial

8/14/2014

Trail in good condition but not maintained for stock 5 miles (to Echo Lake). At least 4 large trees down.

West Fork Wallowa #1820                

11.2

Wallowa Lake Trailhead                                  

YES

8/14/2014

7/20/2014 West Fork to Ice Lake #1808, excellent; new foot bridge for hikers.

7/28/14 Trail #1810 into Lakes Basin from #1820 open

08/06/14  Trail #1820 cleared to Frazier Lake.

9/16/2014:  The Ice Lake Trail #1808 will also be closed, as it is within the West Fork trail closure.

 

Southern Wallowa Mountains                              

 

Trail Name

Miles

Trail Access

Maintained

Conditions/Notes

Clear Creek #1867        

6.8

Clear Creek Trailhead or Deadman Canyon Trailhead

Partial

6/26/2014

 7/10: Maintained Deadman Trailhead to Clear Creek Reservoir

Deadman #1869

6

Deadman Canyon Trailhead

Partial

6/26/2014

 7/15: Maintained trailhead to jct of the 1887 trail

East Fork #1865

6.8

Cornucopia Trailhead

No

6/26/2014

 

Lake Fork #1876

10.6

Lake Fork Trailhead or

Lake Fork West Trailhead

No

6/26/2014

 

Looking Glass #1921A   Main Eagle

No

07/30/2014

7/30: Be prepared for smoke from lightning caused fire near Looking Glass Lake.

Martin Bridge #1878

5.7

Eagle Forks Trailhead

No

6/26/2014

 

Pine Lakes #1880

8.2

Cornucopia Trailhead

Partial

6/26/2014

 7/1: Maintained to Wilderness Boundary

Sugarloaf #1887

8.8

Twin Lakes Trailhead

Partial

7/15/2014

 7/15: Maintained Trailhead to jct of 1869 trail

Twin Lakes #1874

2.7

Twin Lakes Campground

Partial

7/15/2014

  7/15 maintained to wilderness boundry