Clear Creek Trailhead


Small hiker trailhead witht 2 trucks in parking area and pine trees in background

The Clear Creek trailhead is a small rustic facility located on the southern side of the Wallowa Mountains. It is popular for hikers and stock riders going to the Clear Creek Reservoir and other backcountry areas.

Alert! Forest Service Road 030 only has a brown plastic road number signs but NOT a "Trailhead --->" directional sign from Forest Road 6610. The 030 road is a rough road suitable for high clearance vehicles. Passenger cars are not recommended. There are rocky sections and some areas of small streams and springs to cross.

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
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 (11 miles), Baker City, Oregon (65 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Pine Ranger District or Whitman Ranger District

General Information


From Halfway, Oregon travel north the Cornucopia Highway (Main Street) to the Fish Lake Road and take a right; on the Fish Lake Road go 3.3 miles to the Clear Creek Road and turn left; Following the turns travel about 2 miles on the Clear Creek Road to the National Forest boundary; The road becomes Forest Road 6610 at forest boundary; Continue on Forest Road 6610 for about 2.5 miles to Forest Road 030; Note: The turnoff to Forest Road 030 has a brown plastic road number sign but there is not a directional sign like "Trailhead --->"; Turn right on Forest Road 030 and go about 1.5 miles to the trailhead. (Advisory: Forest road 030 is rough and not suitable for passenger cars; recommend high clearance vehicles only)

To get to Halfway from Baker City, Oregon travel north on Interstate 84 for about 1.5 miles; At exit 302 turn east on State Highway 86 and travel 54 miles to Halfway.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



Hide detail HIDE

Day Hiking


Horse Riding & Camping

Show detail SHOW


Parking 4-5 truck/trailers
Areas & Activities


  Latitude : 

  Longitude : 

  Elevation : 
5380 feet