Area Status: Open
Provides access to: East Fork Lostine River Trails #1662 to #1661 to #1670.
After several switchbacks, the trail opens into a beautiful valley with excellent opportunities for photography. The valley floor is full of lush vegetation and wildflowers with mountain ridges on both sides. Ivan Carper Pass #1661 overlooks the Lakes Basin area and affords you a panoramic view of Eagle Cap peak. The trail between Mirror and Minam Lake (#1661) is quite steep but passable to stock. Dispersed camping is available at Mirror and Minam Lakes but make sure you follow the Eagle Cap Wilderness Regulations. Blue Lake is located approximately 1 mile south of Minam Lake and surrounds you with beautiful scenery, but limited camping. The best fishing for brook trout is July through September, depending on weather conditions. There are two stream fords on the #1670 trail back down to the Two Pan Trailhead.
The Two Pan Trailhead is located at the end of the Lostine Canyon Road on the edge of the Eagle Cap Wilderness. This large trailhead has a lower car and truck parking area, and an upper truck-trailer parking are with pull-through spaces. The upper area has stock water, hitchrails, and a loading ramp. Long term overnight camping for stock is located back down the road at the Two Pan Campground.
Printable information sheet and map of the Lostine River Trails 1662, 1661, and 1670 (PDF File)
At a Glance
No reservations are needed for this site.
||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.
||General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site. Wilderness Regulations apply within Eagle Cap Wilderness.
Motorized vehicles, bicycles, carts, hang gliders and other mechanical equipment are prohibited in wilderness.
||Enterprise, Oregon (28 miles); Lostine, Oregon (18 miles)
||Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
||Current information about the area's recreation sites or trail conditions can be found by contacting the Eagle Cap Wilderness Office located in the Wallowa Mountains Office, in Joseph, Oregon, or checking the Recreation Condition Reports.
From Enterprise, Oregon travel northwest for 10 miles on State Highway 82 to Lostine; In Lostine go 7 miles south on the Lostine River Road to Forest boundary; Lostine River Road turns into Forest Road 8210; Travel on Forest Road 8210 up the Lostine Canyon for 11 more miles to the end of the road to the trailhead; The forest roads are narrow with a gravel surface.