Looking for a great trail near Lostine, Oregon? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, forest trails, lake trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Wallowa Lake State Park or Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site, we've got you covered. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 7 hard trails in Lostine ranging from 11.8 to 31.1 miles and from 5,200 to 8,622 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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snow
6 days ago

Had a great hike over to the lake. There was snow on the trail but wasn’t super deep. Scenic views all the way there and only ran into 2 people towards the end of the hike

Absolutely loved this trail!! Was a pretty simple trail, just long! We decided to stop once at mirror lake so we could explore around the lake and really enjoy the views. Trail wasn’t very crowded which was nice! Will definitely be back and plan to camp here next time.

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snow
26 days ago

Just tracking from Mirror lake to the summit, as I approached Mirror Lake from the West Wallowa River trail and Lake Basin. fantastic hike. a little more snow than I expected for mid September (the last 2 miles were covered, more significantly the last mile). Luckily a few people had summited in the past week so I was able to follow their path, without any snowshoes or special snow gear. I definitely got snow in my boots, but nothing that the views didn't make up for.

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rocky
27 days ago

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blowdown
off trail
rocky
28 days ago

**READ THIS** if you are planning on attempting this loop trail. This is a challenging review because it's really two separate reviews. The one star rating is to get your attention for the second half of the first leg of this hike. We'd planned this as a 3-day, 2 night hike for the 31 miles shown on the All Trails map. Our goal was to hike 12.5 miles the first day to get to the river trail junction in the valley for the first night, then hike to Minam Lake for the second night, and then 9 miles down and out back to the trailhead the third day. The first 8 miles of this loop as defined by the All Trails map is spectacular. Really a 5-star hike with some of the most picturesque scenery we've seen. It started off with a beautiful, relatively open forest hike with rivers and streams cascading through them and a relatively mild grade. This transitioned into a lovely meadow and forest landscape with the same rivers and streams, but a little rockier and steeper. This then became rocky alpine meadows with meandering streams and views of the fabulous mountain peaks and forested valleys all around. Lastly, it terminated in a rocky alpine landscape with even more spectacular views. At the top of this ridge, just before the Cooper Trail links up with the North Minam Trail, there is a stunning view down into Swamp Lake to the North. It was quite chilly and windy up there since you're so exposed and at about 8600' elevation. From here, the trail descends and, while rocky and steep, is still quite lovely for the first mile going through an alpine meadow and along the mountain slopes as you move back down into the forest. At this point, the trail becomes a disaster. Unbeknownst to us (though we were later told there were warnings at the trailhead we didn't see - but none on the trail itself), this area was subject to a massive forest fire only a month ago. So, beyond this point, the forest is completely burnt out with charred, downed logs all across the trail (one was still smoldering) that you have to navigate over, under, and around with several inches of ash everywhere you go. Additionally, this portion of trail is poorly maintained and completely unsigned and only has two minor water sources you cross. The biggest problem we experienced was that at roughly mile 10, the trail shifts from heading South to heading West. There is a confusing junction here where the path splits, but is clearly much more worn and established heading down and to the left. That's what we took. We didn't realize soon enough that this takes you off the All Trails route. That said, it continues to run close to and parallel the one in the app. So, we stayed the course because we still had a clear, worn trail and thought that we were either experiencing a GPS glitch or, if not, that both trails would converge before the switchbacks headed down to the river valley. Big mistake. It doesn't. With only a 1/2 mile to go to hit the switchbacks, the trail disappeared. We tried to find the All Trails trail from where we were, but with no luck. We had to camp on the side of the mountain overnight and, in the morning, just came back out the way we went in. So, our recommendation would be to not take this loop - at least not until some trail maintenance can occur and the trail more clearly re-established. Instead, do this as a day hike to mile 6,7, or 8 and out again (depending on your stamina) or descend from the ridge down into the Swamp Lake campgrounds for an overnight and return the next day.

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bridge out
1 month ago

Stunning ... I checked bridge out as it was partially out... still crossable on the beam... as of a couple of days ago the stream was super low anyways... bridge not even necessary. It was reported to me by another hiker that a cougar was spotted in the Meadows around the said bridge. Easy to follow trail to the lake itself. I personally had a bit of difficulty finding the trail to the Eagle cap summit ... but did a minor bit of scrambling up and easily spotted the REAL trail. Sadly I didn't have time to reach the summit as I was day hiking and had a late start.

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rocky
1 month ago

Perfect day hike. Still warm enough to jump in the crystal clear lake. Really discouraging and sad to see the amount of people that neglected the wilderness regulations and built illegal campfires. Beautiful and challenging hike.

Best hike I’ve ever done.

backpacking
1 month ago

What a dang majestic backpacking trip. Just like all the rest of the reviews state, well worth a trip out to this trail as it does not disappoint in the least. Trail is in good condition all the way up and will for sure be returning to Eagle Cap

I hiked this trail with my dad Aug 20-24th. There wasn't any snow left on the ground except up on Eagle Cap. The first two miles to the Meadow are up up up with lots of switch backs. The Meadow is a beautiful part of the hike. Once you're at Mirror Lake it's stunning! We camped mid-week so it wasn't too crowded. But once Friday came it turned busy! I like that my dad and I could camp out at Mirror Lake for three nights and then do day hikes all around the area. We ran into many horses, people backpacking with llamas and even a woman backpacking with six goats! It was a fun and beautiful area. I'd definitely come back again.

8/24/19 hiked to Moccasin Lake only another .6 miles past Mirror Lake. Definitely worth the extra distance. Loved this hike! Trail is in great condition. The small bridge in the meadow at 6ish miles looks dangerous but it’s pretty safe. The first 2.5 miles I would rate hard. 1400 feet of the 2400 feet of elevation gain come in the first 3 miles. The rest of the trail is moderate to easy. Apple Watch has the hike to Mirror Lake at 7.8 and 8.8 to Moccasin Lake. Next time we want to camp and explore the other trails up there.

Hiked up to Minam Lake on 8/19. Trail is clear but very dry and dusty. Granite Gulch fire burning beyond the next ridge made for a very smoky hike and limited visibility. Still gorgeous though. Although the Two Pan trailhead was full of cars, we only encountered 5 other hikers on the trail. Great introductory hike up into the Eagle Cap wilderness. Just wish we'd made it an overnight hike instead of a day trip so we had some more time at the lake and in the meadows.

backpacking
2 months ago

This trail wasn’t as steep as I pictured in my head, but it’s a constant incline for 7 miles. Miles 6 and 7 are pretty exposed on the west side so I recommend an early start. It is also dry, despite what several guide books said about a creek around mile 5. The lake itself is large with many campsite options. We were there the 2nd week of August and encountered 6-7 groups, many with kids. The mosquitoes were bad until the hard freeze on our second night.

on Maxwell Lake Trail

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bugs
2 months ago

Beautiful hike with views of adjacent mountain, Lostine River, wild flowers and more. The switchbacks are pretty nice the first 3 miles roughly. Last mile is fairly steep but with many spots to stop if needed. I have even seen horses on this trail although the gravel near the top is a little scary. The two lakes at the top are stunning, just be sure to bring mosquito spray as sometimes swarms of them are near the top.

Spent 2-3 nights here almost yearly. Like the fact that there are always camp sites around and it doesn't get overcrowded like other places on the west side. Horses share the same trail so watch out for lots of horse poops around!

hiking
2 months ago

spouse and I hiked this 8/6/19. we both really enjoyed the tree shade and rock-less trail. couple areas along trail have water. lake is very cool! mosquitoes at the lake are a hassle. only saw a few other people. oh yeah, the ice cold river at the trailhead, the clearest river water I've seen, is great for soaking the feet and legs. also noticed either gold or pyrite in the sand by the bridge.

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bugs
2 months ago

last mile 1 1/2 is a killer, But the view at the lake was beautiful mosquitoes were bad until the temperatures dropped off at night

hiking
2 months ago

I camped at Shady campground to get an early start very convenient and a very quiet clean campground. Nice trail with some switchbacks. A peekaboo glimpse of the lake from the top then it comes into full view. Spectacular. Wild flowers everywhere. The last mile in was tough for me, being used to much lower elevations. The hike down a little slick with granite gravel. I recommend not wearing trail runners as my shoes ended up full of granite dust and so I ended up with blisters. There is no trail around the lake. I scrambled over the rocks and snow/ice. It was pretty steep going. I saw 5 people the whole trail. All and all was a great hike. Mosquitos didn’t bother me but I had bug spray on. Did get two bee stings.

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bugs
2 months ago

Hiked July 29. Trail is fantastic, great views, weather fantastic. Currently a lot of mosquitoes at the lake which keeps you from chilling out there for long but it’s beautiful. Water not too cold either. A normal pace In and out without taking too much time there because of bugs is about 4 to 4 1/2 hours.

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bridge out
bugs
2 months ago

We hiked this trail on 7/18 and it was amazing! Only a few snow patches but never lost the trail. The bugs were thick in the valley but once we got to Mirror Lake they calmed down. The lake was thawed and the view amazing. We stayed by mirror lake for 3 nights and the morning we left the snow was almost completely gone. Great hike and highly recommend it!

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bugs
snow
2 months ago

Amazing hike. Lower trail was in good condition. More snow then I was expecting going up to Eagle Cap from Mirror lake. Headed to Horton pass to hit snow free ridge line sooner. Turned around before summit because it was getting late in the day. Lots of mosquitoes.

backpacking
no shade
rocky
2 months ago

One of our favorite hikes! Its beautiful all the way and once you reach the lake...amazing! The last mile is slow going, but absolutely worth it!

hiking
bridge out
bugs
snow
2 months ago

One of my favorite trails, a little snow but manageable.

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