Wallowa River Loop Trail

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Wallowa River Loop Trail is a 24.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Joseph, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, fishing, and horses and is best used from July until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
24.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5390 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

hiking
2 months ago

backpacking
2 months ago

Amazing trail to backpack! I went in late July. The river was GUSHING which made the ford very challenging (and a bit dangerous). Glacier Pass was covered in, well, glaciers. This made the trail difficult to follow and we were not prepared to pass over snow, but we managed without losing any party members :) Lakes Basin was beautiful, albeit there were lots of mosquitos. My party was made of 4, and we had two small dogs travel with us. Lakes full of little trout and were a swimmable temperature, trails were well maintained (save the glacier thing), wild flowers were blooming like crazy, sunsets were gorgeous. One night was clear enough to star gaze for hours. There was a thunderstorm and we had some good rain the third night. Excellent trip, highly recommended.

hiking
2 months ago

4 months ago

Friday, July 01, 2016

My favorite vacation spot with hidden gems everywhere

hiking
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

fly fishing
Monday, October 06, 2014

The mule deer here will eat from your hand