Summit Point Trailhead

Area Status: Open
Horseback rider coming down a trail to large trailhead with parked trucks

Located below the fire lookout, the Summit Point Trailhead is a moderate sized rustic trailhead for the southern end of the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Access into the wilderness area is along the Cliff Creek Trail #1885 and is popular with summer hikers and backpackers as well as fall hunters. The site has parking for large trucks and trailers and hitching rails for stock.

Printable map and information sheet about Cliff Creek Tail #1885 (PDF File)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current Conditions
Reservations: This site is not reservable.
Area Amenities: Parking
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.
Open Season: June
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: 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.
Closest Towns: Halfway, Oregon (14 miles); Baker City, Oregon (68 miles) 
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: For trailhead and facilities info contact Pine or Whitman Ranger District. For trail info contact the Wallowa Mountains Office

General Information


From Halfway, Oregon head north on the Cornucopia Highway (Main Street) for about 5.7 miles to Carson Lane; Turn left on Carson Lane (Road becomes Forest Road 7710 at Carson Grade); Follow Forest Road 7710 for 3.5 miles to Forest Road 77; Turn right on Forest Road 77 and go 1 mile to McBride Campground; At McBride Campground turn right on Forest Road 7715; On Forest Road 7715 go 4.5 miles to trailhead entrance on right side of road.

To get to Halfway, Oregon from Baker City, travel north on Interstate 84 for about 1 mile to the 302 exit for Highway 86 to Hells Canyon; Travel on Highway 86 for about 52 miles to Highway 12 going north into Halfway; Travel on Highway 12 for 1.5 miles to Halfway.

ADVISORY: Sections of Forest Road 7710 are a single-lane steep gravel road.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

Access to Cliff River Trail #1885 in Eagle Cap Wilderness


Access to Cliff River Trail #1885 in Eagle Cap Wilderness

Horse Riding

Access to Cliff River Trail #1885 in Eagle Cap Wilderness


Parking: Undesignated area for 5-6 trucks and trailers

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6450 feet