Twin Peaks via Falls Creek Ridge

Joseph, Oregon

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A steep, route climbs from Falls Creek Trail to the summit of Twin Peaks, with a short, steep, exposed scramble at the top. Drop down to the left off Falls Creek Trail and cross the North Fork Falls Creek just above the point where the North and South Forks Falls Creek join. After crossing the creek, follow a game trail south for a short distance through a wooded area, then turn right and climb straight up a rock slide. Climb the band of moderate rock at the top of the rock slide (6,000 ft.).
Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness

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Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness

by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)

A steep, route climbs from Falls Creek Trail to the summit of Twin Peaks, with a short, steep, exposed scramble at the top. Drop down to the left off Falls Creek Trail and cross the North Fork Falls Creek just above the point where the North and South Forks Falls Creek join.

After crossing the creek, follow a game trail south for a short distance through a wooded area, then turn right and climb straight up a rock slide. Climb the band of moderate rock at the top of the rock slide (6,000 ft.).

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

Activity Type: Climbing, Hiking
Nearby City: Joseph
Distance: 3
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 3-7 hours
Season: Mid-June through September
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 Further information may be limited.
Local Maps: USGS Chief Joseph Mountain OR
Driving Directions: Directions to Twin Peaks via Falls Creek Ridge

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