Bear Creek

Wallowa, Oregon

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This backpack route goes along Bear Creek from Bear Creek Trailhead to the Bowman Trail, giving access to Baker Trail, Goat Creek Trail, Dobbin Creek Trail, Washboard Trail, and Bowman Trail. It also passes a short distance from Bear Lake. (Trail 1653) From the trailhead (3,720 ft.) Bear Creek Trail heads south, up Bear Creek. At 0.25 mile the trail crosses a bridge over Bear Creek. There is lots of syringa (mock orange) along the lower part of this trail. An open viewpoint on the right side of the trail is 0.75 mile farther. Looking to the south, the high point is Fox Point. Fox Point is at the end of a side ridge extending northeast from Standley Ridge.
Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness

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Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness

by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)

This backpack route goes along Bear Creek from Bear Creek Trailhead to the Bowman Trail, giving access to Baker Trail, Goat Creek Trail, Dobbin Creek Trail, Washboard Trail, and Bowman Trail. It also passes a short distance from Bear Lake. (Trail 1653)

From the trailhead (3,720 ft.) Bear Creek Trail heads south, up Bear Creek. At 0.25 mile the trail crosses a bridge over Bear Creek. There is lots of syringa (mock orange) along the lower part of this trail. An open viewpoint on the right side of the trail is 0.75 mile farther. Looking to the south, the high point is Fox Point. Fox Point is at the end of a side ridge extending northeast from Standley Ridge.

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

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Wallowa
Distance: 38.4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 days
Season: Apr through Nov up to Dobbin Creek Trail; mid-June through Oct for the entire route
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: USDA Forest Service Wallowa MountainsOffice,201E2ndSt./POBox905, Joseph, OR 97846; (541) 426-5546, (541) 426-4978; www.fs.usda.gov/wallowa-whitman
Local Maps: USGS Fox Point OR, Jim White Ridge OR, and North Minam Meadows OR; Geo Graphics Wallowa Mountains Eagle Cap Wilderness
Driving Directions: Directions to Bear Creek

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