Norway Basin

Halfway, Oregon

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An alternate route for a section of East Pine Creek/Blue Creek Trail, this trail is generally more scenic than East Pine Creek Trail but is somewhat steeper and rougher. It follows old mine roads part of the way. Most of the country along this trail has burned at least once since 2000 and the flowers are wonderful. The trail flattens out some 0.5 mile after leaving East Pine Creek Trail. After climbing at a gentler grade for 275 yards, it crosses one of the forks of Simmons Creek. This crossing (6,000 ft.) is just above a fork in the creek. After crossing the creek the trail steepens again and heads up a ridgeline to the northwest. The forest opens up along this ridge, which makes it a good area to see elk.
Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness

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Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness

by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)

An alternate route for a section of East Pine Creek/Blue Creek Trail, this trail is generally more scenic than East Pine Creek Trail but is somewhat steeper and rougher. It follows old mine roads part of the way. Most of the country along this trail has burned at least once since 2000 and the flowers are wonderful.

The trail flattens out some 0.5 mile after leaving East Pine Creek Trail. After climbing at a gentler grade for 275 yards, it crosses one of the forks of Simmons Creek. This crossing (6,000 ft.) is just above a fork in the creek. After crossing the creek the trail steepens again and heads up a ridgeline to the northwest. The forest opens up along this ridge, which makes it a good area to see elk.

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

Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Halfway
Distance: 9.6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Season: July 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 Cornucopia OR
Driving Directions: Directions to Norway Basin

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