Eagle Cap Wilderness Area Trails

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Eagle Cap Wilderness Area Trails is a 35.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Joseph, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until November.

DISTANCE
35.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
7355 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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backpacking
5 months ago

My friends and I did the 41 mile Eagle Cap Wilderness Loop trail and it was stunning! There are multiple lakes and streams along the trail so water should never be an issue, and the meadows are perfect for setting up camp.

backpacking
10 months ago

Saturday, February 27, 2016

hiking
Thursday, December 25, 2014

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

hiking
Monday, October 06, 2014

Spent the whole summer here

hiking
Monday, October 06, 2014

Wondered around here for 6 days a great spot.

hiking
Monday, August 11, 2014

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.

hiking
Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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!

hiking
Friday, September 28, 2012

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.