Gold King Trailhead


Small gravel trailhead with mountains in background

Gold King Trailhead is a small trailhead located in a picturesque meadow near East Eagle Creek. The site has a large gravel parking area for trucks and trailers and has picnic tables.

Visitors are asked to please respect private lands and roads in the area when using the trailhead or wilderness trails. Gold King Trail #1926 begins across the road northwest of the private land.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current Conditions
Reservations: This site is not reservable.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,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: Baker City, Oregon (45 miles) and Richland, Oregon (29 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Pine or Whitman Ranger District

General Information


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 4 miles. The trailhead entrance is on the right side of the road.

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 4 miles. The trailhead entrance is on the right side of the road.

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Picnic tables 2 tables
Parking 5-6 trucks and trailers
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