Upper Little Minam River

Cove, Oregon

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This day hike or backpack in the Upper Little Minam River Canyon goes from Moss Springs Trailhead to the junction with Jim White Ridge, Cartwheel Ridge, and Lackeys Hole Trails. Upper Little Minam River Trail 1942 begins at Moss Springs Trailhead (5,800 ft.). At the start, the Moss Springs/Horse Ranch Trail and Upper Little Minam River Trail are the same trail for a short distance. The trails fork 100 yards from the trailhead. At the fork, Upper Little Minam River Trail is to the right (southeast). The wide trail descends into the Little Minam River Canyon through a forest of lodgepole pine, fir, and tamarack (western larch).
Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness

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Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness

by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)

This day hike or backpack in the Upper Little Minam River Canyon goes from Moss Springs Trailhead to the junction with Jim White Ridge, Cartwheel Ridge, and Lackeys Hole Trails.

Upper Little Minam River Trail 1942 begins at Moss Springs Trailhead (5,800 ft.). At the start, the Moss Springs/Horse Ranch Trail and Upper Little Minam River Trail are the same trail for a short distance. The trails fork 100 yards from the trailhead. At the fork, Upper Little Minam River Trail is to the right (southeast). The wide trail descends into the Little Minam River Canyon through a forest of lodgepole pine, fir, and tamarack (western larch).

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

Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Cove
Distance: 15.6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 6 hours
Season: Mid-June through Oct
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 Mount Fanny OR, Jim White Ridge OR, and China Cap OR; Geo Graphics Wallowa Mountains Eagle Cap Wilderness
Driving Directions: Directions to Upper Little Minam River

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