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A fun jaunt out to BC Falls and back-- a nice crisp November hike. Fun for kids with the bridge and make sure to go up to the viewpoint above the falls, a quick spur trail.

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.

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8 months ago

amazing!!!

Amazing views! So beautiful! We'll be back for sure.

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9 months ago

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.

We backpacked this trail during the first week of June 2016. The high lakes basin of the Eagle Cap Wilderness was still snowed in but this trail was open. The first couple of miles were brushy but then it opened out into rock fields, Old Growth forest and meadows. There was a forest fire in the first two miles which is partly why its brushy. We only saw two other parties, from a distance, for the three days we were there. A friendly doe followed us for a bit. The wildflowers were fantastic!

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9 months ago

My favorite vacation spot with hidden gems everywhere

Not great for kids. Narrow trail in some areas along some cliffs.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Thursday, October 29, 2015

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

This is a great hike with some amazing views. The trail has a few rocky areas and the switchbacks are moderate. Most of the trail you are next to rushing water or can hear it, after crossing the log bridge you start up the east side of the mountain and the views of water falls, wildflowers and overlooks are breathtaking.

Me and my father did a hike on the Chief Joseph trail and we loved the heck out of it. It's dry, but is a strenuous and beautiful hike. You can see the lake from one viewpoint, and the end of the trail leads up to a waterfall. The trail on the other side is washed out so I would not cross over to it. The hike itself smells heavenly, like roses and mock orange. Simply lovely.