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.

  • Any 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 and changing weather conditions may occur at any time so always be prepared for unplanned events. Typical conditions may include downed trees, high-water crossings, water and rock slides on trails, late spring or early fall snow storms on roads and trails.

  • 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.

Interactive Trails Map for Eagle Cap Wilderness

Interactive Trails Map for Eagle Cap Wilderness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wallowa Mountains / Eagle Cap Wilderness

Trail Name

Miles

Trail Access

Maintained

Conditions

 Bear Creek #1653

17.5

 Boundary Campground

 

See above Interactive Trails map for details and date maintained.

7/3/2019: Trail has been cleared 8 miles

Bowman #1651

8.6

Bowman Trailhead

 

 

7/13/19 User Report:  Hikers made it to Chimney Lake and Hobo Lake with little snow.

Breshears  Grande Ronde Ridge OHV Trail #O-1916    

07/14/2017

Yes

Oct. 3 - possibly muddy trails and ice/snow in shaded areas.

Cliff River #1885

8.6

Summit Point Trailhead

 

 

 

 

10/4/2019: snow on trail

 

 

Copper Creek #1656

5

Two Pan Trailhead

 

 

 

 

 

Dollar Lake #1802

4.9

Tenderfoot Trailhead

 

 

 

 

 

East Eagle #1910

11.3

East Eagle Trailhead

 

10/4/2019: snow on trail

East Fork Lostine #1662

6.1

Two Pan Trailhead

 

7/15/19 User Report: Snow starts just before Mirror Lake. Snow around Mirror, some drifts 4ft deep with sporadic bare patches where trail is visible.

East Fork Wallowa #1804

8.6

Wallowa Lake Trailhead

 

7/8/19: User Report Aneroid Lake snow free

Elk Creek #1944

11.8

Buck Creek Trailhead

 

 

Falls Creek #1753

2.4

Hurricane Creek Trailhead

 

 

Francis Lake #1663

7.7

Bowman-Francis Lake Trailhead

 

 

Grande Ronde Ridge (Breshears) OHV Trail #O-1916    

07/14/2017

Yes

 

High Wallowa Loop National Recreation Trail #1813

0.3

Wallowa Lake Tramway

 

 

Horse Ranch #1908

7.7

Moss Springs Trailhead

 

7/10/19: trail is clear for stock to Red's Horse Ranch

7/6/19 User Report: few snow fields and downed trees between Trail 1907 and 1942/1918 jct. Larger snow fields near 7500'. Trail 1942/1918/1907 jct and Lackeys Lake continous large snow fields on trail. Trail is easily lost under snow. Trail 1942 to 1905 many down trees, trail is faint in a few areas especially clearings.

Huckleberry

#1667& 1665

3.5

 Huckleberry Trailhead

 

 

 

Hurricane  #1807

9.7

Hurricane Creek Trailhead

 

7/10/19: Upper Hurricane Creek mostly melted but soggy. From jct towards Glacier patchy snow is present.

Ice Lake

#1820 to #1808

7.9

Wallowa Lake Trailhead

 

7/10/2018 User Report: Trail is snow free. Some snow remains around the lake.

Imnaha River

#1816

  Indian Crossing Trailhead

 

7/1/19 User Report: snow free about 10 miles. Watch for possible high water
Lakes Basin #1810/ #1810A    

 

7/15/2019 User Report: Horseshoe, Lee, Douglas Lakes are snow free. Two knee deep water crossings. Snow on Glacier Pass and around Mirror Lake. Possible high water going to Glacier.

Upper Hurricane Creek mostly melted but soggy. From jct towards Glacier patchy snow is present.

*mosquitos are thick*

Lick Creek #1809

4.2

Lick Creek Trailhead

 

 

Little Kettle Creek #1945

5.7

East Eagle Trailhead

 

10/4/2019: snow on trail

Main Eagle #1922

14.7

Main Eagle Trailhead

 

7/1/19: patchy snow before last 1.5 miles to Eagle Lake, 2 snow fields last 1/4 mile, passible if you drop down 60', can make it to lake but lake is frozen. 2 exposed rocks for camping. 1 major blow down before Main Eagle Meadow.

Maxwell Lake #1674

3.6

Maxwell Lake Trailhead

 

7/18/2019: Clear. A couple snow patches.

McCully Creek Trailhead #1812

7.6

McCully Trailhead

 

 

Minam Lake (West Fork Lostine) #1670

5.9

Two Pan Trailhead

 

7/15/2019: Deep snow begins about a half a mile before the lake.

Minam River #1673

44.8

Wildlife Flats (Ford)

 

 

 

North Fork Catherine Creek #1905

14.5

North Fork Catherine Creek Trailhead

 

7/10/19: trail is open to stock and clear to the meadow

7/6/19 User Report: few snow fields and downed trees between Trail 1907 and 1942/1918 jct. Larger snow fields near 7500'. Trail 1942/1918/1907 jct and Lackeys Lake continous large snow fields on trail. Trail is easily lost under snow. Trail 1942 to 1905 many down trees, trail is faint in a few areas especially clearings.

Rock Springs #1928

3

Rock Springs Trailhead

 

 

Standley Ridge #1677

5.4

Bear Wallow Trailhead

 

 

Tenderfoot Wagon Road #1819

9.7

Tenderfoot (Big Sheep Creek) Trailhead

 

 

 

West Eagle #1934

11.4

West Eagle Meadows Trailhead

 

7/1/19: several down trees, major blowdown, 2 water crossings to 1943 jct. Past 1943 jct small down trees, snow at first bench, Tombstone & Diamond are snowed in. 1934 past jct is clear to Echo Lake, 1 small snow field on switch back, lake is snowed in and meadows are clear, but under water.

 

West Fork Wallowa #1820

11.2

Wallowa Lake Trailhead

 

7/10/19: clear to stock to 6 mile meadow. 1810 trail to Horseshoe lake has 2 knee deep water crossings, several flooded turnpikes, 1 step over log and recently melted so soggy spots. Is passible to stock.

Mosquitos are thick at 6 mile meadow

Southern Wallowa Mountains                                                                                                                                                                

Trail Name
Miles
Trail Access
Maintained
Conditions

Clear Creek #1867

6.8

Clear Creek Trailhead or

Deadman Canyon Trailhead

 

10/4/2019: snow on trail

Deadman #1869

6

Deadman Canyon Trailhead

 

10/4/2019: snow on trail

East Fork #1865

6.8

Cornucopia Trailhead

 

10/4/2019: snow on trail

 

Lake Fork #1876

10.6

Lake Fork Trailhead or

Lake Fork West Trailhead

 

 

Looking Glass #1921A

 

Main Eagle Trailhead

 

 

 

Martin Bridge #1878

5.7

Eagle Forks Trailhead

 

 

Pine Lakes #1880

8.2

Cornucopia Trailhead

 

10/4/2019: snow on trail

Sugarloaf #1887

 

Sugarloaf Trailhead

 

10/4/2019: snow on trail

Twin Lakes #1874

2.7

Twin Lakes Campground

 

10/4/2019: snow on trail

 

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