Explore the most popular lake trails in Wallowa Whitman National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
7 months ago

Lots of uphill

hiking
8 months ago

Cool hike, very pretty lakes at the top. Lots of little side trails to explore around on as well.

Easy hike, poorly signed. Trailhead wasn't easy to find, but the sights were pleasant. Fairly busy area. Also, the entry is easier from the Elkhorn Crest Trailhead than from the Anthony Lake shoreline.

Love the scenery here!

trail running
9 months ago

Steep climb, but the lakeside view is worth it.

very beautiful

hiking
10 months ago

breathtaking

10 months ago

Climb up is a little steep but so worth it! Bring bug spray cause there are a lot! Once you're there WOW! So Beautiful, peaceful, with many more trails to do. We walked around the lake, found waterfalls and experienced many more views. Will definitely do again!

Great quick hike! Beautiful small lake and falls!

hiking
Thursday, April 27, 2017

It's an easy hike

backpacking
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Went in late September 2016, it was great!. However, it was snowing at the submit and rained a lot on the way up and down. Wasn't prepared for wet weather either. Switch backs are a bit rough at first, and didnt realize how much elevation you gain either. Overall though, i'd do it again. It was fun, scenery is great.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

We just did the first part up to Black Lake. It was absolutely beautiful and very easy except for one steep part

hiking
Monday, November 07, 2016

Nice Sunday hike, did it 1st weekend in November with a little snow on the ground. Forest trail along a creek leads to nice lakes and mountains. Enjoyed it very much

Friday, June 10, 2016

This is a pretty long climb. Trail is easy the walk is not. Beautiful area and will hike this trail again. Just know the climb is over 2300 ft in elevation. Easy trail moderate to hard climb.

paddle sports
Thursday, February 18, 2016

The water is freezing, you need to go on really warm days. Crystal clear though, and beautiful views. Great place for stargazing at night.

hiking
Friday, May 29, 2015

Great hike, really cool granite water fall at the end of it.

hiking
Monday, October 06, 2014

Love it !!!

hiking
Monday, October 06, 2014

Top spot

I had it at 23.Great hike tons of views and wildlife. Plan on 3 days.Stopping at twin lakes a must.Mountain goats all over.

scenic driving
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

From historic Sumpter to the beautiful mountains, this trail in beautiful Eastern Oregon has it all. Be sure to allow enough time to spend in Sumpter. Named after Fort Sumpter, it has historic, quaint, a splash of modern and scenery in every direction.

it is actually 22 miles

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hiking
Monday, October 06, 2014

hiking
Monday, October 06, 2014