Long Lake

Lostine, Oregon

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A short hike leads from the North Minam River Trail near Swamp Lake, through beautiful subalpine country, to Long Lake. At first the trail drops through small, green meadows and smooth, glacier-carved, light gray granite outcroppings. The trail crosses a couple of streams, then drops to the bottom of a pretty little glacial cirque with a stream flowing through it. The trail is very badly eroded where it drops steeply into the cirque. There are two possible paths just before the bottom: One crosses the steam and the other doesn’t. From above, the trail can be seen in the grassy area in the bottom of the cirque. The elevation at the bottom of the cirque is 7,410 feet.
Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness

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Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness

by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)

A short hike leads from the North Minam River Trail near Swamp Lake, through beautiful subalpine country, to Long Lake. At first the trail drops through small, green meadows and smooth, glacier-carved, light gray granite outcroppings.

The trail crosses a couple of streams, then drops to the bottom of a pretty little glacial cirque with a stream flowing through it. The trail is very badly eroded where it drops steeply into the cirque. There are two possible paths just before the bottom: One crosses the steam and the other doesn’t. From above, the trail can be seen in the grassy area in the bottom of the cirque. The elevation at the bottom of the cirque is 7,410 feet.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Lostine
Distance: 2.6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Season: 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 Steamboat Lake OR
Driving Directions: Directions to Long Lake

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