Located on the northeast side of the Eagle Cap Wilderness, the McCully Trailhead is a large facility for both stock users and hikers. Set in a warm open ponderosa pine forest, it has some great views of the Wallowa Valley. This trailhead provides access to McCully Creek Trail #1812 which head south into the wilderness.
All visitors to the Eagle Cap Wilderness must obtain a Wilderness Visitor Permit before entering the area. Only one permit is required per group and there is no fee for the permits. Registration and Permit boxes are located at each trailhead near the information board. The permits are self-issued.
From Enterprise, Oregon travel south on Oregon State 82 to Joseph for about 6.5 miles; In Joseph turn left on Oregon State 350 and go for about 5 miles to Tucker Down Road (to Ferguson Ski Area); Turn right on Tucker Down Road (County Road 633) and go 3 miles where road then becomes Forest Road 3920; Continue on Forest Road 3920 for about 1.3 miles the road fork; Take the right fork onto Forest Road 3920012 and go 0.5 miles to trailhead entrance on your right.
Note: You will need to obtain a valid day pass (or season pass) for each day your vehicle is at a fee site-even if you intend to stay for several days in the backcountry.