Frances Lake

Lostine, Oregon

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A long day hike or backpack leads from the Lostine River Road at the bottom of the Lostine Canyon over one of the highest trail passes in Eagle Cap Wilderness and down to Frances Lake. Hike south from the combined trailhead for 0.2 mile. Then the trail heads east and starts the climb immediately. It passes Eagle Cap Wilderness boundary 200 feet from the trailhead. It then switches back continually at an even, easy grade. The trail crosses a creek at 1 mile (5,690 ft.). At 5.2 miles it comes to an open area and another creek crossing (7,260 ft.) below Marble Point. There are many flowers in this open area.
Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness

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Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness

by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)

A long day hike or backpack leads from the Lostine River Road at the bottom of the Lostine Canyon over one of the highest trail passes in Eagle Cap Wilderness and down to Frances Lake.

Hike south from the combined trailhead for 0.2 mile. Then the trail heads east and starts the climb immediately. It passes Eagle Cap Wilderness boundary 200 feet from the trailhead. It then switches back continually at an even, easy grade. The trail crosses a creek at 1 mile (5,690 ft.). At 5.2 miles it comes to an open area and another creek crossing (7,260 ft.) below Marble Point. There are many flowers in this open area.

© 2014 Fred Barstad/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Lostine
Distance: 18.4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day hike or backpack
Season: Mid-July through Sept
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: USDA Forest Service Wallowa Mountains Office, 201 E 2nd St./PO Box 905, Joseph, OR 97846; (541) 426-5546, (541) 426-4978; www.fs.usda.gov/wallowa-whitman
Local Maps: USGS North Minam Meadows OR and Chief Joseph Mountain OR; Geo Graphics Wallowa Mountains Eagle Cap Wilderness
Driving Directions: Directions to Frances Lake

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