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

 7/23/2014 Bowman Francis TH to Brownie Basin is clear and no snow to 1651/1659 jct. A few patches of snow on to Hobo Lake.  Trail to Hobo/Laverty OK for hikers but impassable for stock as there is a tree blocking the trail.

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

No

6/26/2014

 7/22/2014 Two Pan TH (1662)maintained, good to Sunshine Lake. (1810)Logs over trail, stock may have difficulty, (1810A) passable for stock.  (1661) maintained, (1910) maintained.  Travel thru the lower Lake Basin to Douglas, Horseshoe  and Six Mile Meadow is passable for people and stock.   Copper Crk Trail (1676) in good condition, some logs but passable for stock.  Trail covered with snow  from Elkhorn Creek Basin to jct with trail 1669.

East Fork Wallowa #1804

8.6

Wallowa Lake Trailhead

No

6/26/2014

 7/3/14 Clear for hikers and horses to Aneroid Lake. Snow intermittent to Tenderfoot and Dollar Pass

Elk Creek #1944

11.8

Buck Creek Trailhead

No

6/26/2014

 5/26: access road melted out. 

Falls Creek

#1753

2.4

Hurricane Creek Trailhead

No

6/26/2014

 7/17/2014 Due to fire activity in the area, this trail is closed until further notice.

Francis Lake #1663

7.7

Bowman-Francis Lake Trailhead

No

6/26/2014

 7/3/14 Clear and snow free for hikers and horses for 3 miles, at 6800’ level

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

No

6/14/2014

 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

No

6/26/2014

Main Eagle 1922, 1921, 1931, 1937 Loop.  1922 is OK for stock/hikers, bridge is our, 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

No

6/26/2014

 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

No

6/26/2014

7/3/14 Clear for hikers and horses to the Copper Creek Junction (2.4 Miles) Passable, sloppy in areas with significant gullies.

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

No

6/26/2014

 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

No

6/26/2014

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                                  

No

6/26/2014

7/20/2014 West Fork to Ice Lake, excellent.  Clear to Six Mile Meadow and Horseshoe Lake.  Passable for stock.   

 

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

 

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