Union, OR Trails and Parks

Union has 22 trails in the vicinity, including 18 hiking trails and 14 for horseback riding. These trails range from 0.2 to 40 miles in length. The most popular trails are Lakes Basin Loop, Echo Lake and China Cap. Trails.com member Brandon K. recently completed Echo Lake.
  • Echo Lake

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    Union, OR

    The climb into the rocky Echo Lake alpine basin only whets your appetite for further exploration into a less heavily used high-country area of the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Note that this is not ...
    •  5 hours or overnight
    •  10 miles
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    The climb into the rocky Echo Lake alpine basin only whets your appetite for further exploration into a less heavily used ...

  • China Cap

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    Union, OR

    The Wallowa–Whitman National Forest spreads out over 2.5 million acres of northeastern Oregon. The Wallowa Mountains cut across the northern section of the forest. The Eagle Cap Wilderness, where ...
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  9.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Wallowa–Whitman National Forest spreads out over 2.5 million acres of northeastern Oregon. The Wallowa Mountains cut ...

  • Southern Wallowas Traverse (Backpacking)

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    Union, OR

    The southern Wallowa Mountains are both very similar to and quite different from the northern part of the range. As in the areas to the north, the scenery is spectacular, with the same enchanting ...
    •  4-5 days
    •  40 miles
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    The southern Wallowa Mountains are both very similar to and quite different from the northern part of the range. As in the ...

  • Thief Valley Recreation Area

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    Union, OR

    This shadeless flat overlooks the broad, open water of Thief Valley Reservoir, built for irrigation and open to recreation. Low sage-grass ridges shape the basin, while a few willows cluster ...
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    This shadeless flat overlooks the broad, open water of Thief Valley Reservoir, built for irrigation and open to recreation. ...

  • North Fork Catherine Creek

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    Union, OR

    The sites extend a quiet, no-frills getaway and offer access to Eagle Cap Wilderness. Mature conifers lend shade, while wildflowers decorate the grasses. North Fork Catherine Creek races black ...
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    The sites extend a quiet, no-frills getaway and offer access to Eagle Cap Wilderness. Mature conifers lend shade, while wildflowers ...

  • Catherine Creek State Park

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    Union, OR

    This state park picnic area and campground sit along a 0.5-mile stretch of broad, smooth-flowing Catherine Creek. Planted deciduous and native ponderosa pine trees shade the lawns, while cottonwoods ...
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    This state park picnic area and campground sit along a 0.5-mile stretch of broad, smooth-flowing Catherine Creek. Planted ...

  • Lakes Basin Loop

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    Union, OR

    This classic multi-day loop trip—with tempting side trips that could easily stretch the mileage to 50-plus—weaves below, around, and through the sky-scraping peaks of Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness. ...
    •  4 to 7 days
    •  38 miles
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    This classic multi-day loop trip—with tempting side trips that could easily stretch the mileage to 50-plus—weaves below, ...

  • China Cap

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    Union, OR

    A steep hike leads from China Ridge Trail to the summit of China Cap.
    •  45 minutes
    •  0.5 miles
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    A steep hike leads from China Ridge Trail to the summit of China Cap.

  • West Fork Eagle Creek

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    Union, OR

    This backpack route runs from West Eagle Creek Trailhead to the junction with Trail Creek Trail via Echo and Traverse Lakes. (Trail 1934)
    •  2 days
    •  26.6 miles
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    This backpack route runs from West Eagle Creek Trailhead to the junction with Trail Creek Trail via Echo and Traverse Lakes. ...

  • Diamond Lake

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    Union, OR

    This path connects Tombstone Lake Trail (1943) with Diamond Lake.
    •  10 minutes
    •  0.2 miles
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    This path connects Tombstone Lake Trail (1943) with Diamond Lake.

  • Tombstone Lake

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    Union, OR

    This backpack trail from Elk Creek Trail climbs over an 8,210-foot-high pass to West Fork Eagle Creek Trail. Besides Tombstone Lake, this trail is also the access to Diamond Lake. (Trail 194 ...
    •  7 to 8 hours
    •  16.2 miles
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    This backpack trail from Elk Creek Trail climbs over an 8,210-foot-high pass to West Fork Eagle Creek Trail. Besides Tombstone ...

  • Mule Peak

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    Union, OR

    This trail runs along the ridge from Sand Pass to Mule Peak Lookout, and then down to Sand Pass Trail. There is a great view from Mule Peak Lookout. (Trail 1924)
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  6.2 miles
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    This trail runs along the ridge from Sand Pass to Mule Peak Lookout, and then down to Sand Pass Trail. There is a great view ...

  • Sand Pass

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    Union, OR

    This steep, sometimes difficult to find, trail connects the obscure South Fork Catherine Creek Trailhead with Elk Creek Trail (1944). This trail also allows access to Mule Peak Trail. (Trail ...
    •  6 to 7 hours
    •  12.8 miles
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    This steep, sometimes difficult to find, trail connects the obscure South Fork Catherine Creek Trailhead with Elk Creek Trail ...

  • Elk Creek Alternate

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    Union, OR

    This trail connects Buck Creek Trailhead to Elk Creek Trail (1944). (Trail 1944A) This route provides an alternate to a short section of the Elk Creek Trail and can be used to make a short loop ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.4 miles
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    This trail connects Buck Creek Trailhead to Elk Creek Trail (1944). (Trail 1944A) This route provides an alternate to a short ...

  • Elk Creek

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    Union, OR

    A backpack route that runs from Buck Creek Trailhead to the Minam River. This trail also gives access to Squaw Creek, China Ridge, Sand Pass, and Tombstone Lake Trails. (Trail 1944)
    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  23.2 miles
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    A backpack route that runs from Buck Creek Trailhead to the Minam River. This trail also gives access to Squaw Creek, China ...

  • China Ridge

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    Union, OR

    This connecting trail leads from Elk Creek Trail (1944) to Meadow Mountain and Meadow Mountain Trail (1927). The trail also connects with Squaw Creek Trail (1951). This is a ridgetop trail with ...
    •  5 to 7 hours
    •  12.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This connecting trail leads from Elk Creek Trail (1944) to Meadow Mountain and Meadow Mountain Trail (1927). The trail also ...

  • Squaw Creek

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    Union, OR

    This trail connects FR 100 to the China Ridge Trail (1906).(Trail 1951) Squaw Creek Trail is a little out of the way and not heavily used so there is a good chance you will have it to yourself. ...
    •  3 hours
    •  6 miles
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    This trail connects FR 100 to the China Ridge Trail (1906).(Trail 1951) Squaw Creek Trail is a little out of the way and ...

  • Meadow Mountain

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    Union, OR

    This short connecting trail goes from North Fork Catherine Creek Trail over the summit of Meadow Mountain to China RidgeTrail. This trail traverses view property all the way. (Trail 1927) From ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    This short connecting trail goes from North Fork Catherine Creek Trail over the summit of Meadow Mountain to China RidgeTrail. ...

  • North Fork Catherine Creek

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    Union, OR

    A backpacking and stock trail goes along the North Fork Catherine Creek from North Fork Catherine Creek Trailhead to the pass where Trail 1905 becomes Rock Creek Trail. The junction with Meadow ...
    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  18 miles
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    A backpacking and stock trail goes along the North Fork Catherine Creek from North Fork Catherine Creek Trailhead to the ...

  • Catherine Creek/Deadhorse Flat

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    Union, OR

    A short trail that climbs from the lush Catherine Creek Meadows to the ridgeline at Deadhorse Flat. Catherine Creek/Deadhorse Trail (1909) heads west from the junction of North Fork Catherine ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2.4 miles
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    A short trail that climbs from the lush Catherine Creek Meadows to the ridgeline at Deadhorse Flat. Catherine Creek/Deadhorse ...

  • Art Garrett Trail

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    Union, OR

    This trail connects Cartwheel Ridge Trail (1907) with Little Minam River Trail, descending through wooded country most of the way. Do not confuse this with the Dobbin Creek Trail, which is ...
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  8.8 miles
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    This trail connects Cartwheel Ridge Trail (1907) with Little Minam River Trail, descending through wooded country most of ...

  • Rock Creek

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    Union, OR

    This backpacking and horse trail connects North Fork Catherine Creek Trail with Upper Minam River Trail in a remote area of the western Wallowa Mountains. (Trail 1905)
    •  3 to 5 hours
    •  8.6 miles
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    This backpacking and horse trail connects North Fork Catherine Creek Trail with Upper Minam River Trail in a remote area ...