Eagle Cap Wilderness Area Trails

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Eagle Cap Wilderness Area Trails is a 16.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Joseph, OR that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from June until November.

16.4 miles 4035 feet Out & Back



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7 months ago

1 year ago

Spent a week here on two different occasions. Absolutely gorgeous area. I highly recommend it to others.

2 years ago

Wondered around here for 6 days a great spot.

2 years ago

Did a 50-miler up there (took 20 miles off due to time constraints) and it was absolutely stunning. By far one of the best hikes I've ever been on. My one complaint though is that on the opposite side of the lakes region over Eagle Cap, the trail isn't very well marked, probably because it's not quite as popular. If you have a GPS with you then you should be fine. Would highly recommend this trail.

2 years ago

My friend Matt and I hiked East Eagle to Hidden Lake camped there and Hiked up to the top of Eagle Cap. It is just beautiful! We spent four days in the area. Can't wait to hike the rest of the Mtn Lakes! Rocky and steep in spots but very doable!

4 years ago

The Eagle cap wilderness is one of the best high mountain trail systems Oregon has to offer. The views are spectacular and only the rugged should venture up the trail. The trail is steep in places and very rocky in others. The weather is also very unpredictable, ranging from 80 degrees daytime to morning frost on the ground in late August.