All Results for: Eagle Cap Wilderness

Storm Lake Trail #1689 - Wallowa, Oregon

Season:
N/A
Total Elev. Loss:
-1 ft.
Distance:
4.55 miles
Total Elev. Gain:
1 ft.

A very pleasant ridge route is what the Storm Lake Trail offers as it takes you along panoramic views over the Lostine, Goat Creek, and McCubbin Basin. Then the trail drops over the east side of the ridge and gets nasty as it heads for Little Storm Lake. One really steep, poorly developed section will be difficult to negotiate especially on horse or mule. The lush hillsides support bighorn sheep and mountain goats, and of course many elk. The lake is a nice high alpine lake of fairly decent size that sees few visitors...  
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Goat Creek Trail #1665 - Eagle Cap Wilderness, Wallowa, Oregon

Season:
N/A
Total Elev. Loss:
-475 ft.
Distance:
5.53 miles
Total Elev. Gain:
3 ft.

"GOAT" could stand for Greatest of All Trails, but in this case it does not. It will go down as one of he most horrendous trails I have ever traveled. It really has nothing going for it, except that it is a trail surface that you can follow for the most part, which is more than I can say about some other trails I've tried to find. So I guess you would call this the worst discernible trail I have walked. I actually came down it from the Huckleberry Mountain Trail but I'm featuring it here from the bottom because this is your best bet to get any semblance of enjoyment out of it...  
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Little Bear Creek Trail - Wallowa Mountains, Wallowa, Oregon

Season:
July-October
Total Elev. Loss:
-201 ft.
Distance:
2.89 miles
Total Elev. Gain:
2 ft.

This well-used trail does not exist on maps, getting action mainly from hunters and packing outfitters in the fall to access Storm Lake and Goat Mountain area where trophy game abounds. I remember accidentally taking the start of it a few years ago when trying to go up Huckleberry Mt. so that shows it is a little more of a beaten path compared to the official trail. It is direct and less steep route to get to get farther down Huckleberry Mountain Ridge. It is one of the root-iest trails I've been on in the Wallowas, but more maintained than most...  
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