Sacajawea Peak via Thorp Creek Basin

Joseph, Oregon

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This fairly steep hike climbs from Hurricane Creek Trail to the summit of Sacajawea Peak. Sacajawea was surveyed in the fall of 2013 by Eric Stahlke, using up-to-date GPS equipment, and was found to be the highest peak in the Wallowa Mountains. After crossing Hurricane Creek the trail goes east for a short distance and enters an open, grassy area. It then climbs gradually to the southeast through the open area. The trail soon enters the timber again and crosses Twin Creek (5,650 ft.). Although Thorp Creek Trail is not marked, it usually has had enough use to be fairly obvious.
Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness

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Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness

by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)

This fairly steep hike climbs from Hurricane Creek Trail to the summit of Sacajawea Peak. Sacajawea was surveyed in the fall of 2013 by Eric Stahlke, using up-to-date GPS equipment, and was found to be the highest peak in the Wallowa Mountains.

After crossing Hurricane Creek the trail goes east for a short distance and enters an open, grassy area. It then climbs gradually to the southeast through the open area. The trail soon enters the timber again and crosses Twin Creek (5,650 ft.). Although Thorp Creek Trail is not marked, it usually has had enough use to be fairly obvious.

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

Activity Type: Climbing, Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Joseph
Distance: 5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 4-8 hours
Season: July through September
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 Chief Joseph Mountain OR and Eagle Cap OR. Chief Joseph Mountain quad shows Thorp Creek Trail. Most other maps do not.
Driving Directions: Directions to Sacajawea Peak via Thorp Creek Basin

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