Tenderfoot Trailhead is a large rustic trailhead located next to the eastern side of the Eagle Cap Wilderness area. The facility is set in an open pine area and accesses the Tenderfoot Wagon Trail #1819. The large parking area will accommodate several trucks and trailers.
At a Glance
All visitors to the Eagle Cap Wilderness must obtain a Wilderness Visitor Permit before entering the area. Only one permit is required per group. Permits are free and self issued at trailheads.
From Enterprise, Oregon travel south on Oregon State 82 to Joseph for about 6.5 miles; In Joseph turn left on Oregon State 350 for about 8 miles to the Wallowa Loop Road; Turn right on the Wallowa Loop Road (also known as the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway); Travel on this road which eventually becomes Forest Road 39 for about 10 miles to Salt Creek Summit; Continue on past Salt Creek Summit on Forest Road 39 for 3 miles to Forest Road 100; Turn right on Forest Road 100 and go 3 miles to the end of the road to the trailhead.