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

 7/3/14 Clear for hikers & horses 5 miles only

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. Intermittent trail washout from top of Wilson Pass to Trail #1675. From North Minam Meadows to Steamboat Lake, IMPASSABLE and NOT SAFE

for Livestock; hikers USE  EXTREME CAUTION.

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

 8/20/14 East Fork Lostine (1662) to Mirror Lake including Lakes Basin trails 1810, 1810A, 1661, & 1910

East Fork Wallowa #1804

8.6

Wallowa Lake Trailhead

YES

8/14/2014

8/20/14 Maintained from trailhead past Aneroid and Tenderfoot Pass and Trail #1831 Polaris Pass. West side of Polaris has some downed trees.

Elk Creek #1944

11.8

Buck Creek Trailhead

No

6/26/2014

 8/8/2014

CLOSED DUE TO FIRE IN AREA

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

CLOSED

 7/15/2014 CLOSED!

Due to fire in the area trail and trailhead are closed. Please call for updates.

Ice Lake

#1808

3.9

Wallowa Lake Trailhead

No

6/26/2014

 7/8/2014 User Report: few short snow patches, three large trees across the trail, navigable by hikers. Trail overall in good shape.

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

Partial

8/14/2014

Main Eagle 1922, 1921, 1931, 1937 Loop.  1922 is OK for stock/hikers, bridge is out, ford or cross on logs.  1921 (Looking Glass Lake) is open.  1931 (Eagle Lake) open.  1922 snow on trail above Cached Lake.  1937 is a rough trail, hiking is OK, it is not suitable for stock.

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

8/20/14 CAUTION:  Trail washout south of Steamboat Lake on Trail #1675...IMPASSABLE and NOT SAFE to Livestock, Hikers use EXTREME CAUTION.  Also on trail #1651 leaving North Minam Meadows going east on Wilson Pass.

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

7/13/14 Trail cleared to Junction of #1802

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.

 

 

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