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Nice place to get in the out with my dog & enjoy some wildlife.

backpacking
23 days ago

The hike up was pretty nice. The views along the way were stunning, but the lake... spectacular.

Did this as a two nighter. Great hike and amazing views. Made the mistake of going on a holiday weekend, but we made the most of it. Most of the campers decided to leave at the same time I did, making for congested trails. Still had a good time. Hiking eagle cap was intense but worth it. Do it!

We went from Two Pan Trailhead to Eagle Cap and back, all in one day. The hike was beautiful, the meadows were simply incredible, and we had a nice view of Eagle Cap for about 5 miles. The view from the mountain itself is so awesome. If you do any hike in the Wallowa Mountains, do this one. You'll see most of the area, as Eagle Cap is right in the center of the wilderness. However, I wouldn't do this as a day hike ever again, the mountain climb was grueling. Camp at Mirror or Upper Lake, and do the mountain in the morning.

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1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

Awesome hike. Eagle cap has amazing views. Camped for three nights at mirror lake and didn't want to leave.

Beautiful trial! Go in the early morning so you could enjoy the scenery more before you need to return down to wallowa.

backpacking
2 months ago

July - Mid Summer

The hike to mirror lake, as well as the summit, offers some of the best alpine views I’ve ever seen with my own two eyes.

There are a lot of people on this trail though. The parking area was so packed we had to park on the road. Finding a campsite wasn’t too difficult (and we found a decent site), but we had quite a few neighbors. We also passed several people, dogs and horses on the trail.

Didn’t really see in wildlife.

The trail itself isn’t too difficult. It is very well maintained, and very easy to find your way to the basin. The beginning section is probably the most difficult, as you do most of your accent there until you reach the upper valley. Going to the summit makes for a great day hike, but you gain about 2000 feet in less than 3 miles.

There is a toilet at the parking area. Parking costs $5 per day, and a wilderness permit is required (free at trailhead). Also make sure you read the regulations as campfires are prohibited within 1/4 of a mile from many of the lakes in the basin.

Overall a beautiful trip, If a little overcrowded. Would recommend doing in the off season to avoid the crowd.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike, beautiful views, varied terrain. There was still some snow on the trail but it was passable with a little side stepping.

hiking
3 months ago

Well worth the hike! The lake is stunning.

hiking
3 months ago

This was a beautiful hike the whole way with the gorgeous reward of Aneroid lake at the end. First two miles are steepish but after that it gently climbs. We did this on 6/22/18. Small snow patches up near the lake. The top 3 miles of the trail are ok for somewhat technical trail running. We ran down from the lake for about 4 miles but that last mile was we’re rocky.

hiking
11 months ago

Attempted it on November 3rd 2017 - We made it about 6 miles in until we wished we had snowshoes. If you're wondering what conditions are like, snow was at knee level and it's getting worse at the 5-6 mile point. With the right equipment you'll have fun. Really look forward to doing it next summer!

on Aneroid Lake Trail

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

hiking
Friday, August 04, 2017

Montée jusqu'au lac Dollar. Nature d'une incroyable beauté.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Nice walk. Grew up near by. Ticks are a problem though...

backpacking
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Totally Awesome hike we did this JUNE 5TH and there was a lot of snow on the trail, definitely bring Yaktrax and Crampons and an Ice Ax if going beyond the lake!

Very poorly marked trail. Trail does not start at a road but about 1.5 miles from the road where you can park. The trail does not go to the summit of Mt Emily. Don't be fooled by the title.

birding
Monday, September 05, 2016

We love going here in January. It's cold and brisk and the trail can be soggy in places--dress appropriately. Depending on when you go, the visitor center may or may not be open (this is for January). BUT the birds are amazing! So many ducks and other water birds all in one place. Very kid-friendly trail, level trail, and close to Tri-Cities.

hiking
Friday, July 22, 2016

Lovely! Very easy to follow trail, steep start to great views of wallowa lake, pretty meadows, and finally aneroid lake at the top! Really pretty this time of year (late July) and I would love to see what it looks like with more snow.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Amazing views, giant rushing glacial water that flows into the lake, emerald waters. Plan to stay overnight and enjoy

birding
Sunday, October 11, 2015

Nice, easy, mostly graveled trail. Trail is 2 miles one way, with plenty of benches for wildlife viewing, and a wildlife viewing blind. Beautiful in October; the leaves are turning on the tree, plenty of chatty waterfowl and flitting tweety birds. Good place to go when you need a fresh breath of air but don't want to travel more than half and hour out of the Tri-cities.

hiking
Monday, October 06, 2014

Two thumbs up !!!

hiking
Thursday, August 22, 2013

Great Hike up to a beautiful pristine lake.
It's been a while since I hiked this but from what I remember most of the hike is on the side of a steep mountain (so narrow trail) and you gain a lot of elevation (7000ft I think) so the trail is also kinda steep for a beginner.
At the lake there is a wonderful large grassy area to put lots of tents if you go in a group.
Don't forget to take the extra climb up to the top of Eagle Cap above the lake. What a view!

Because there are a lot of Mirror Lakes, google "mirror lake in eagle cap wilderness" to see pictures of this beautiful spot.

I've been on this trail several times, I live in La Grande, and it sounds like no one's actually made it to the trail-head. There is the Mt Emily Recreation Area (MERA) trails all over that southeast side of the mountain that offer OHV trails & mountain bike trails & horseback riding trails. All those trail systems are scenic and pretty awesome for their respective activities. The summit trail however is really at the top of the mountain, beyond the MERA trails & logging. It's a beautiful trail with several views from 5000+ feet. Stop at the local ranger station (we have several) and they'll give better instructions on how to drive to the trail head and avoid the Mt Emily Recreation Area Land completely (to avoid logging) but the logging land is open weekends. While it's a narrow trail with lots of steep hills, it has many interesting natural sites & views down into a Rural Valley filled with rivers, creeks, & farmland. I'm sure even moderately skilled hikers will enjoy this trail. d

I was looking for trails around the area and wanted to make sure everyone knows that this LaGrande Oregon not LaGrange

I started from a truckstop located 1.5 miles from La grange Oregon. I hiked through town across to the fair grounds where the base was located. from there the locals gave me directions to go up the southeast side of the mountain. Long 4 miles on an open gravel road before reaching the tree line at about 3000 feet. I was passed by some Mountain bikers and a few logging trucks on my way up. After only going up to about 5500 feet I came to a gate that was locked and a sign saying the rest of the trail to the peak was closed for logging. Great hike though. And if I were biking would have been great to. There was a Mountain biking event there earlier this year I missed but looked like alot of fun !
All in All great hike, Tall timbers, quiet, crossed the La Grange river and a small brook on the way. One of the locals even let me fill my water bottles on the way down then showed me around the farm and gave me a little history of the area.

on Aneroid Lake Trail

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