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.

Interactive Trails Map for Eagle Cap Wilderness

Interactive Trails Map for Eagle Cap Wilderness

 

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 logged out for 7 miles

Bowman #1651

8.6

Bowman Trailhead

7/18/16

Yes

 

Logged out to Chimney Lake. Snow beyond Chimney Lake unsafe for stock. Some exposed culverts may pose hazard for stock. A couple logs down across the trail to North Minam Meadows.

Cliff River #1885

8.6

Summit Point Trailhead

5/19/16

No

Snow in higher elevations

Copper Creek #1656

5

Two Pan Trailhead

6/28/2016

No

Snow in higher elevations

Dollar Lake #1802

4.9

Tenderfoot Trailhead

7/6//2016

No

Large patch of snow below Dollar Pass

East Eagle #1910

11.3

East Eagle Trailhead

7/16/16

Yes, to Hidden Lk junction

Approx. 3 mi. in brushy. Slick rocky area 4 mi. in, potential stock hazard.

East Fork Lostine #1662

6.1

Two Pan Trailhead

7/8/2016

Yes

Open

 

East Fork Wallowa #1804

8.6

Wallowa Lake Trailhead

6/29/2016

No

Open to stock for 3 mi. Plank broken on bridge aprrox. 4.5 miles in may be hazardous to stock.

Elk Creek #1944

11.8

Buck Creek Trailhead

7/2/16

No

Buck Creek Trailhead is accessible. User reports major snowdrifts in Buck Creek drainage and deep snow drifts before summit.

Falls Creek #1753

2.4

Hurricane Creek Trailhead

6/29/2016

No

Snow in higher elevations

Francis Lake #1663

7.7

Bowman-Francis Lake Trailhead

7/21/2016

No

Snow free.

High Wallowa Loop National Recreation Trail #1813

0.3

Wallowa Lake Tramway

6/29/2016

Yes

Open

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 patches of snow

Hurricane  #1807

9.7

Hurricane Creek Trailhead

7/20/2016

Yes

Clear and passable to stock for approx. 4.5 mi.

Ice Lake

#1808

3.9

Wallowa Lake Trailhead

6/29/2016

No

River crossing high. Patches of snow around the lake.

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

7/13/2016

Yes, to Wilderness Boundary

Clear for stock to Wilderness Boundary

Main Eagle #1922

14.7

Main Eagle Trailhead

7/18/16

Yes

Clear to stock to 1/3 mi. from Eagle Lake. Large boulder impassable for stock. Warning: 2nd bridge is washed out, but creek is passable with stock. Log crossing for hikers just N of bridge. Bench Canyon Trail not maintained for stock.

Maxwell Lake #1674

3.6

Maxwell Lake Trailhead

6/29/2016

No

Snow drifts on last 1/2 mi. High creek crossing. Not recommended for stock.

McCully Creek Trailhead #1812

7.6

McCully Trailhead

6/29/2016

No

Snow free.

Minam Lake (West Fork Lostine) #1670

5.9

Two Pan Trailhead

6/29/2016

No

Clear to stock to Copper Cr. jct. User report: Crossing after jct. to Minam Lake is 3ft. Snow drifts after crossing.

Minam River #1673

44.8

Wildlife Flats (Ford)

6/29/2016

No

River ford running approx. 1.5-2' deep

North Fork Catherine Creek #1905

14.5

North Fork Catherine Creek Trailhead

6/2/2016

Yes

Trailhead is maintained.  Trail is accessible but not maintained.

Rock Springs #1928

3

Rock Springs Trailhead

5/11/2016 No

Access road covered by snow both directions.

South Fork Imnaha #1816

15.8

Indian Crossing Trailhead

6/29/2016

No

Trail has been logged out to Imnaha R. forks. Brushy beyond Blue Hole.

Standley Ridge #1677

5.4

Bear Wallow Trailhead

6/29/2016

No

Snow likely

Tenderfoot Wagon Road #1819

9.7

Tenderfoot (Big Sheep Creek) Trailhead

6/29/2016

No

Patches of snow in the Bonny Lakes area.

West Eagle #1934

11.4

West Eagle Meadows Trailhead

7/15/16

Yes,

To Echo Lake--to Tombstone Lake

Good. Upper portion is steep and rocky to Echo. Several rocky areas to Tombstone.

West Fork Wallowa #1820    

11.2

Wallowa Lake Trailhead

7/04/2016

Yes

 

Cleared and passable to stock to Six Mile Meadow. 2 culverts exposed between mile 5&6 that may pose hazard to stock. Creek crossing to Horseshoe Lake deep.

Southern Wallowa Mountains                              

                                                                                                                                                                                                

Trail Name
Miles
Trail Access
Maintained
Conditions

Clear Creek #1867

6.8

Clear Creek Trailhead or

Deadman Canyon Trailhead

7-21-16

No

 

Deadman #1869

6

Deadman Canyon Trailhead

7-21-16

No

USER REPORT

6/13/16:Trailhead is accessible and trail has been hiked almost to Melhorn Res. Watch for cattle/wildlife trails that appear to be unmarked hiking trails.

East Fork #1865

6.8

Cornucopia Trailhead

7-21-16

No

 

Lake Fork #1876

10.6

Lake Fork Trailhead or

Lake Fork West Trailhead

7-21-16

No

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

Looking Glass #1921A

 

Main Eagle Trailhead

6/2/16

No

Open but not maintained.

Martin Bridge #1878

5.7

Eagle Forks Trailhead

7-21-16

No

 

 

Pine Lakes #1880

8.2

Cornucopia Trailhead

7/8/16

No

6/1/16 user report: tree across main bridge and bridge is broke, still intact use at own risk.  Trail to Pine Lakes is clear except for a few trees across trail. Stoclkwould need to go around.  Patches of snow near top

Sugarloaf #1887

 

Sugarloaf Trailhead

7-21-16

No

 

Twin Lakes #1874

2.7

Twin Lakes Campground

7-21-16

No

Campground is accessible and is camping at own risk.

 

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