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There are two primary approaches to Eagle Cap, the East Fork Lostine River trail and the West Fork Wallowa River trail. Drive I-84 east from Pendleton or west from Idaho to LaGrande. Take the Highway 82 exit and drive eastbound toward Elgin and Enterprise. After passing the town of Wallowa but before reaching Enterprise, you will find the town of Lostine. To access the East Fork Lostine trail, turn right on the Lostine River Road and drive to the end of the road. For the West Fork Wallowa trail, continue to Enterprise and Joseph on Highway 82, and keep going to the end of the highway at the south end of Wallowa Lake. The Wallowa Lake trailhead is at the very end of the road, elevation 4,600 feet. Take the West Fork Wallowa River trail.
All trails and some picnic areas and campsites in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest require a regional pass costing $5/day or $30/year. Golden Age and Golden Access Passport holders may purchase the pass at a 50% discount. The Golden Eagle Passport does not apply to the Regional Northwest Forest Pass. Click here to find where one can be obtained.
When To Climb
The best time of year to climb Eagle Cap is from June through October.
Camping is permitted in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, but is prohibited within 200 feet of streams.
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