Trail Report - Wallowa Mtns and Eagle Cap Wilderness

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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

8-3-15

Yes

 

8-3-15

1651: From trailhead, trail has been maintained 8.7 miles to North Minam Meadows and downriver 1.5 miles on 1675 towards the Minam.

1659: Maintained to Chimney Lake and Wood Lake

Cliff River #1885

8.6

Summit Point Trailhead

8-12-15

no

8/10: horserider report: trail is not that bad, he had to cute a few trees out of the trail for the horses.

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

8/12/15 CLOSED DUE TO FIRE IN AREA

8/10: horserider report: first part of the trail is covered with trees (he was guessing 2-3 miles) there are ride arounds for most areas that are pretty over grown. Horton Pass to Mirror Lake is really rocky. Hawkins Pass has a dirt, grvel slide over the trail that was not good for horses (use caution)

East Fork Lostine #1662

6.1

Two Pan Trailhead

8-3-15

Yes

8-3-15

1662, 1810, 1810A, 1821, have been maintained

1661: Maintenance has been done to Ivan Carper

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

8/5/15

Yes

 

Falls Creek #1753

2.4

Hurricane Creek Trailhead

8-3-15

yes

8-3-15

5.5 miles have been maintained begninning at the Hurricane Creek Trailhead

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

 

 

Huckleberry

#1667& 1665

3.5

 Huckleberry Trailhead

8-3-15

Yes

8-3-15

First 2 miles of trail has been maintained.

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

Hurricane  #1807

9.7

Hurricane Creek Trailhead

8-3-15

Yes

5.5 mi

8-3-15

Maintained 5.5 mi up.

Ice Lake

#1808

3.9

Wallowa Lake Trailhead

8-3-15

no

8-3-15 1808: Hazardous tree located across the trail at upper swithbacks. Hazard is not passable by stock animals.

1806: Maintained over Glacier Pass

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

8/12/15 CLOSED DUE TO FIRE IN AREA

8/10 horserider report: trail was not that bad

Main Eagle #1922

14.7

Main Eagle Trailhead

8/4/15

NO

8/12/15 CLOSED DUE TO FIRE IN AREA

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

1670: Maintenance has been done up to the Copper Cr. jct. Clear of snow.

1661: Maintenance has been done to Ivan Carper

Minam River #1673

44.8

Wildlife Flats (Ford)

7-2-15

no

 

North Fork Catherine Creek #1905

14.5

North Fork Catherine Creek Trailhead

8/5/15

YES

 

Rock Springs #1928

3

Rock Springs Trailhead

7-2-15

no


 

South Fork Imnaha #1816

15.8

Indian Crossing Trailhead

8-3-15

yes

8-3-15

First mile of the trail has been maintained.

Standley Ridge #1677

5.4

Bear Wallow Trailhead

8-3-15

yes

8-3-15

First 3.5 miles trailhead have been maintained

Tenderfoot Wagon Road #1819

9.7

Tenderfoot (Big Sheep Creek) Trailhead

7-2-15

no

 

West Eagle #1934

11.4

West Eagle Meadows Trailhead

8/5/15

YES

Hiker Report:

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

 

West Fork Wallowa #1820                

11.2

Wallowa Lake Trailhead

8-3-15

Yes

 

8-13-15
1820: Maintained to Frazier Lake

1806: Maintained over Glacier Pass

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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

8-12-2015:

 

Looking Glass #1921A

 

Main Eagle Trailhead

8/5/15

Yes

8/12/15 TRAILHEAD IS CLOSED DUE TO FIRE IN AREA

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

 

Sugarloaf #1887

 

Sugarloaf Trailhead

6-19-15

no

8-12-2015:

 

Twin Lakes #1874

2.7

Twin Lakes Campground

7-7-15

no

 

 

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