Eagle Cap Wilderness 2016: Lostine River Trail Loop

Mileage: 39.85 miles

Elevation Gain/Highest: 3987ft/9572ft (overall gain ∼8537ft)

Map: Green Trails Wallowas/Eagle Cap Wilderness or USGS Lostine, Eagle Cap, Steamboat Lake, China Cap, Jim White Ridge

Favorite Eats After Hike: Sister’s Café

Find out current conditions and as always, practice Leave No Trace.  Pretty Please.

Day 1:  In at Two Pan TH to Copper Creek Trail junction.  2.6 miles, start at 5,585ft/∼800ft gain (#1670, 1656)

Read about it here:

Getting There Is Half The Battle: Eagle Cap Part 1

Day 2:  Up the Copper Creek Trail to the junction with Granite Creek and down to Upper Minam River: 10 miles, 2175ft gain/8420ft high/end at 4,920ft (#1656, 1675, 1673)

Read about it here:

Unfettered By Trail: Eagle Cap Part 2

Day 3:  Upper Minam River to the junction of Minam Lake/Mirror Lake and over to Lakes Basin: 14.35 miles, 3600ft gain/8520ft high, end at 7610ft.   (#1673 ,1661, 1810)

Read about it here:

Into The Lakes Basin: Eagle Cap Part 3

Day 4:  Mirror Lake to Horton Pass, summit of Eagle Cap and back down the East Fork Lostine River Trail: 12.9 miles, 1962ft gain/9572ft high/end at 5,585ft.  (#1810, 1910, 1805, 1662)

Read about it here:

Up, Down and Out: Eagle Cap Part 4

My summit 360° videos:

For more information on planning a hike in the Wallowas, check out my Eagle Cap Wilderness page.


Directions: From Pendleton, Oregon head east on 84 towards La Grande (about 53 miles).  Follow signs for OR-82 towards Joseph until you come to the town of Lostine (55 miles).  Turn right at the Blue Banana coffee shop onto Lostine River Road.  This well maintained gravel road is 18 miles long to the Two Pan trailhead and campground. Elevation 5,585ft.

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