Bear Wallow Trailhead
This is a gravel road and can be rough after the spring thaw. There is a loading ramp and hitch rails. A large number of hunters use this trailhead in the late summer and fall.
This site provides access to Standley Trail #1677, which enters Eagle Cap Wilderness. Standley Trail offers views of steep rocky mountain ranges framed by lush green valleys. The trail is very secluded as you travel along a forested ridge top. Most of the ridges are dry in the summer months so be sure to carry plenty of drinking water. The Standley Guard Station is an old cabin that was the site of range studies in the early 1900s. Sheep herds grazed in the area until recent years. The guard station cabin is in good condition, but is not for public use.
There are several trails that come together here, making this an excellent spot for a base camp. Connecting trails to the Minam River, North Minam River and Bear Creek can be accessed from the Standley Guard Station.
View a map of Standley Trail #1677 (PDF File)
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Current Conditions|
|Reservations:||This site is not reservable.|
|Fees:||No fee required.|
|Permit Info:||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|
|Restrictions:||Wilderness Regulations apply within Eagle Cap Wildernes.|
|Closest Towns:||Enterprise, OR|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Wallowa Mountains Office|
From Enterprise, OR travel west on State Highway #82 for 27 miles. Turn left at the Fish Hatchery onto the Big Canyon Road, Forest Road #8270 and then onto Forest Road #050, travel approximately 16 miles to the trailhead.
Alert: This is a gravel road and can be rough after the spring thaw.