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

5/5/16

Yes

Trail has been cleared for 7 miles

Bowman #1651

8.6

Bowman Trailhead

6/06/2016

No

 

Snow in higher elevations

Cliff River #1885

8.6

Summit Point Trailhead

5/19/16

No

Snow in higher elevations

Copper Creek #1656

5

Two Pan Trailhead

6/6/2016

No

Snow covered

Dollar Lake #1802

4.9

Tenderfoot Trailhead

6/6//2016

No

Snow covered

East Eagle #1910

11.3

East Eagle Trailhead

7-7-15

No

11/16/15 Possible snow in the area.

East Fork Lostine #1662

6.1

Two Pan Trailhead

6/06/2016

No

Snow in higher elevations

East Fork Wallowa #1804

8.6

Wallowa Lake Trailhead

6/06/2016

No

Snow beginning approx. 5.5 miles up trail

Elk Creek #1944

11.8

Buck Creek Trailhead

6/06/2016

No

Buck Creek Trailhead is accessible.

Falls Creek #1753

2.4

Hurricane Creek Trailhead

6/06/2016

No

Snow in higher elevations

Francis Lake #1663

7.7

Bowman-Francis Lake Trailhead

6/06/2016

No

Snow in higher elevations

High Wallowa Loop National Recreation Trail #1813

0.3

Wallowa Lake Tramway

6/06/2016

No

Snow covered

Horse Ranch #1908

7.7

Moss Springs Trailhead

6/09/2016

Yes

 

Logged out and brushed to the jct. of 1918 bridge

Huckleberry

#1667& 1665

3.5

 Huckleberry Trailhead

6/06/2016

No

Likely snow covered

Hurricane  #1807

9.7

Hurricane Creek Trailhead

6/06/2016

Yes

Clear and passable to stock for approx. 4.5 mi. Snow 7 miles in. Creek running strong.

Ice Lake

#1808

3.9

Wallowa Lake Trailhead

6/06/2016

No

River crossing high. Snow patches 1.5 from lake. Switchbacks covered in sloped snow.

Lick Creek #1809

4.2

Lick Creek Trailhead

 

5/24/16

Yes

Logged out to wilderness boundary. Creek crossings running strong. Not advised for stock. Significant snow past wilderness bound.

Little Kettle Creek #1945

5.7

East Eagle Trailhead

11/16/2015

No

11/16:possible snow in area

Main Eagle #1922

14.7

Main Eagle Trailhead

No

6/2/16

Trailhead is accessible.

Maxwell Lake #1674

3.6

Maxwell Lake Trailhead

6/06/2016

No

Snow in higher elevations.

McCully Creek Trailhead #1812

7.6

McCully Trailhead

5/19/2016

No

Snow in higher elevations.

Minam Lake (West Fork Lostine) #1670

5.9

Two Pan Trailhead

6/06/2016

No

Snow in higher elevations

Minam River #1673

44.8

Wildlife Flats (Ford)

5/19/16

No

River crossing high.

North Fork Catherine Creek #1905

14.5

North Fork Catherine Creek Trailhead

Yes

6/2/16

Trail is accessible but not maintained.

Rock Springs #1928

3

Rock Springs Trailhead

No

5/11/2016 Access road covered by snow both directions.

South Fork Imnaha #1816

15.8

Indian Crossing Trailhead

5/19/2016

No

Trail work occurring on 5/20/16

Standley Ridge #1677

5.4

Bear Wallow Trailhead

5/19/2016

No

Snow likely

Tenderfoot Wagon Road #1819

9.7

Tenderfoot (Big Sheep Creek) Trailhead

6/06/2016

No

Solid snow starting about 1.5 miles in.

West Eagle #1934

11.4

West Eagle Meadows Trailhead

Yes

6/2/16

Trail is accessible but not maintianed.

West Fork Wallowa #1820        

11.2

Wallowa Lake Trailhead

6/06/2016

Yes

 

Cleared and passable to stock for .5 mi past Ice Lk jct. Heavily logged in beyond that point.

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

11/16: possible snow in area

Deadman #1869

6

Deadman Canyon Trailhead

7-7-15

no

11/16: possible snow in area

East Fork #1865

6.8

Cornucopia Trailhead

7-7-15

no

11/16: possible snow in area

Lake Fork #1876

10.6

Lake Fork Trailhead or

Lake Fork West Trailhead

6-19-15

no

6/1/16: user report: mulitple trees on trail

Looking Glass #1921A

 

Main Eagle Trailhead

6/2/16

Yes

Open but not maintained.

Martin Bridge #1878

5.7

Eagle Forks Trailhead

6-19-15

no

8-12-2015:

 

Pine Lakes #1880

8.2

Cornucopia Trailhead

7-7-15

no

6/1/16 user report: tree across main bridge and bridge is broke

Sugarloaf #1887

 

Sugarloaf Trailhead

6-19-15

no

11/16: possible snow in area

Twin Lakes #1874

2.7

Twin Lakes Campground

7-7-15

no

11/16: possible snow in area

6/6/16: access to campground is via FS39RD to FS66RD, still spots of snow.

 

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