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.

Wallowa Mountains / Eagle Cap Wilderness

 

Trail Name  

Miles

Trail Access

Maintained

Conditions

 Bear Creek #1653

17.5

 Boundry Campground

7-10-15

Yes

12.5 mi

7-10-15

Logged out 12.5 miles on Bear Cr. Trail. 3 miles on Goat Cr. Trail.

Bowman #1651

8.6

Bowman Trailhead

5-18-15

Yes

2 mi.

 

Cliff River #1885

8.6

Summit Point Trailhead

7-7-15

no

 

Copper Creek #1656

5

Two Pan Trailhead

7-7-15

no

 

Dollar Lake #1802

4.9

Tenderfoot Trailhead

7-7-15

no

 

East Eagle #1910

11.3

East Eagle Trailhead

7-7-15

no

 

East Fork Lostine #1662

6.1

Two Pan Trailhead

7-23-15

Yes

7-23-15

Maintained 3 mi. up trail.

1810, 1810A clear to end of horseshoe.

Clear up to eagle cap from mirror.

No snow

East Fork Wallowa #1804

8.6

Wallowa Lake Trailhead

6-8-15

Yes

7-10-15

To Aneroid Lake-Tenderfoot Pass-N.Fk Imnaha jct.-Dollar Lake: All passable and mostly cleared

Elk Creek #1944

11.8

Buck Creek Trailhead

7-7-15

no

 

Falls Creek #1753

2.4

Hurricane Creek Trailhead

7-7-15

no

 

Francis Lake #1663

7.7

Bowman-Francis Lake Trailhead

7-7-15

no

 

High Wallowa Loop National Recreation Trail #1813

0.3

Wallowa Lake Tramway

7-7-15

no

 

Horse Ranch #1908

7.7

Moss Springs Trailhead

5-27-15

Yes

3.5 mi

 

Huckleberry

#1667& 1665

3.5

 Huckleberry Trailhead

7-3-15

No

7-3-15

From McCubbin basin up to Huckleberry Mt. ~100 trees over trail. Not passable by stock.

Hurricane  #1807

9.7

Hurricane Creek Trailhead

5-19-15

Yes

3.5 mi

5-19-15

Good. Maintained 3.5 mi up. Water crossings low.

Ice Lake

#1808

3.9

Wallowa Lake Trailhead

7-7-15

no

 

Lick Creek #1809

4.2

Lick Creek Trailhead

7-7-15

no

 

Little Kettle Creek #1945

5.7

East Eagle Trailhead

6-19-15:

no

 

Main Eagle #1922

14.7

Main Eagle Trailhead

5-29-15

no

5-29-2015

Clear of snow.  Maintenance for 2015 may have begun; however some maintenance delays may occur due to completing necessary safety inspections, hazardous tree removal, and other mitigation concerns.

Maxwell Lake #1674

3.6

Maxwell Lake Trailhead

6/30/15

Yes

6/30/15 Good. Logged out. Open to stock.

McCully Creek Trailhead #1812

7.6

McCully Trailhead

7-7-15

no

 

Minam Lake (West Fork Lostine) #1670

5.9

Two Pan Trailhead

7-23-15

Yes

2.6 mi.

7-23-15

Maintenance has been done up to the Copper Cr. jct. Clear of snow.

Minam River #1673

44.8

Wildlife Flats (Ford)

7-2-15

no

 

North Fork Catherine Creek #1905

14.5

North Fork Catherine Creek Trailhead

7-2-15

no

7/16/2015

Clear of snow.  Maintenance for 2015 may have begun; however some maintenance delays may occur due to completing necessary safety inspections, hazardous tree removal, and other mitigation concerns.

Rock Springs #1928

3

Rock Springs Trailhead

7-2-15

no


 

South Fork Imnaha #1816

15.8

Indian Crossing Trailhead

7-2-15

no

 

Standley Ridge #1677

5.4

Bear Wallow Trailhead

7-2-15

no

 

Tenderfoot Wagon Road #1819

9.7

Tenderfoot (Big Sheep Creek) Trailhead

7-2-15

no

 

West Eagle #1934

11.4

West Eagle Meadows Trailhead

7-2-15

no

7/16/2015 

Clear of snow.  Maintenance for 2015 may have begun; however some maitenance delays may occur due to hazardous tree removal and other mitigation concerns.

Hiker Report:

6-12-15: Made it to Echo Lake and also hiked to the top of Chia Cap.  Watch for ticks

 

West Fork Wallowa #1820                

11.2

Wallowa Lake Trailhead

6-9-15

Yes

6 mi.

6-9-15

Good. Maintained up to 6 mi. in. Water crossing just below Horseshoe Lake is high. Not recommended for stock.

Southern Wallowa Mountains                              

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Trail Name
Miles
Trail Access
Maintained
Conditions

Clear Creek #1867        

6.8

Clear Creek Trailhead or

Deadman Canyon Trailhead

7-7-15

no

 

Deadman #1869

6

Deadman Canyon Trailhead

7-7-15

no

 

East Fork #1865

6.8

Cornucopia Trailhead

7-7-15

no

 

Lake Fork #1876

10.6

Lake Fork Trailhead or

Lake Fork West Trailhead

6-19-15

no

6-19-2015:

Snow free

Looking Glass #1921A

 

Main Eagle Trailhead

6-19-15

no

 

Martin Bridge #1878

5.7

Eagle Forks Trailhead

6-19-15

no

6-19-2015:

Snow Free

Pine Lakes #1880

8.2

Cornucopia Trailhead

7-7-15

no

 

Sugarloaf #1887

 

Sugarloaf Trailhead

6-19-15

no

6-19-2015:

Snow free

Twin Lakes #1874

2.7

Twin Lakes Campground

7-7-15

no