Bear Creek Trailhead
This trailhead provides access to Bear Creek Trail #1653, Washboard Trail #1680, Stanley Ridge Trail #1677, and Dobbin Creek Trail #1654 within Eagle Cap Wilderness.
Bear Creek runs along the entire trail, with many places to fish. The scenery is beautiful in this glacially formed drainage. The first three or four miles are open terrain. Views along the trail gradually change from flower filled meadows to scattered pines and a dense forest canopy.
The trail along Bear Creek is gentle with no major streams to cross. Campsites can be found at Boundary Campground which offers picnic tables, fire rings, and vault toilets, but no developed drinking water. Due to the open nature of the basin, there are many opportunities for dispersed camping along the trail. Historical sites may be observed along the way. You will ride or hike along mountain ridges, viewing spectacular scenery. This route transgresses into meadows, mountain peaks, forested scenery and rocky hillsides.
Water is available on trail #1653, but be prepared when traveling over trail #1680 to have your own drinking water. Horse users should be experienced if traveling over trail #1680.
At a Glance
|This site is not reservable.
|$5/vehicle/day or Northwest Forest Pass or any form of the America the Beautiful National Pass
|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.
|General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site. Wilderness Regulations apply within Eagle Cap Wildernes.
|Enterprise, Oregon (26 miles); Wallowa, Oregon (9 miles)
|Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
|Wallowa Mountains Office
From Enterprise, Oregon travel northwest on State Highway 82 for 18 miles to Wallowa, Oregon; In Wallowa look for Boundary Campground signs and turn left on First Street and go 0.4 miles; Turn left on North Bear Creek Road and go 1.2 miles (road make several turns); Turn left onto Forest Raod 8250 and go 6 miles; Turn right onto Forest Road 040 and go 0.8 miles to trailhead which is past Boundary Campground. The last 7 miles are gravel.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
The sites has a hitching rail and stock loading ramp.
|Trailer and truck parking
|Accessible vault toilet