Area Status: Temporarily Closed
***PLEASE NOTE THERE IS AN AREA CLOSURE IN AFFECT FOR THE TAMARACK, MAIN EAGLE AND EAST EAGLE AREA DUE TO FIRES. MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE: /Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3849748.pdf
The East Eagle Trailhead is located at the end of the road along East Eagle Creek. The trailhead is popular in the summer for day and extended trips into the southern Wallowa Mountains and Eagle Cap Wilderness, and in the fall for big game hunting. The trailhead has 2 parking areas. The lower southern area is the main site with truck and trailer parking, stock facilities and a toilet. It accesses the Kettle Creek #1885 trail. The upper area is located at the end of the road and is more suitable for smaller vehicles. It access the East Eagle Creek Trail #1910.
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 Wildernes.
Motorized vehicles, bicycles, carts, hang glider and other mechanical equipment is prohibited in the Wilderness area.
||Richland, Oregon (30 miles) and Baker City, Oregon (47 miles)
||Wallowa Mountains Office
From Richland, Oregon head west on Highway 86 back towards Baker City for about 0.5 miles to the New Bridge County Road; Turn right on the New Bridge Road along Eagle Creek (road becomes Eagle Creek Road and Forest Road 7735) for about 13.5 miles (and going past Eagle Forks Campground) to Forest Road 7720; Turn slight right on Forest Road 7720 and go about 1.5 miles to Forest Road 77; Turn left on Forest Road 77 on go 10 miles to Forest Road 7745 (East Eagle Creek); Turn right Forest Road 7745 and go 5.5 miles. The trailhead has lower and upper parking areas. The lower site has truck and trailer parking, stock facilities and a toilet. The upper area is another 0.7 miles up Forest Road 7745 and has a smaller parking area for cars.
From Baker City, Oregon head north on Interstate 84 for about 1 mile to Highway 86 going towards Hells Canyon; Turn right onto Highway 86 and travel about 23 miles to Sparta Road; Turn left onto Sparta Road (also known as County Road 852) and go 5 miles to County Road 891 going toward Forshey Meadows; Turn left on County Road 891 and go about 5.5 miles (road becomes Forest Road 70) to Forest Road 7015; Turn right on Forest Road 7015 and go about 5 miles crossing over Eagle Creek at bridge; After crossing over bridge turn left on Forest Road 77; On Forest Road 77 go about 2.6 miles to Forest Road 7745 (East Eagle Creek); Turn right Forest Road 7745 and go 5.5 miles. The trailhead has lower and upper parking areas. The lower site has truck and trailer parking, stock facilities and a toilet. The upper area is another 0.7 miles up Forest Road 7745 and has a smaller parking area for cars.