Lakes Basin Trail 1810

Eagle Cap Wilderness Area, Oregon

Distance6.5mi
Elevation Gain2,831ft
Trailhead Elevation7,694ft
Top7,737ft
Elevation Min/Max6019/7737ft
Elevation Start/End7694/7694ft

Lakes Basin Trail 1810

Lakes Basin Trail 1810 is a hiking trail in Wallowa County, Oregon. It is within Eagle Cap Wilderness Area. It is 6.5 miles long and begins at 7,694 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 13.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,831 feet. This trail connects with the following: Trail 1810a, Trail 1810, Horseshoe Lake Trail 1821, Hurricane Creek Trail 1807, Ivan Carper Trail 1661 and East Fork Lostine Trail 1662.

Lakes Basin Trail 1810 Professional Reviews and Guides

"The Lakes Basin hike is an adventure into Oregon’s Little Switzerland. The jagged granite peaks of the Wallowa Mountains, high alpine lakes, and scenic glacial valleys are just a few of the spectacular natural landmarks on this classic trail.

The route begins at the Two Pan trailhead and then parallels the East Fork of the Lostine River. Passing through an alpine valley, the hike then climbs to reveal the many beautiful lakes of the Lakes Basin area. Keep in mind that this is a very popular trail. If you’re seeking solitude, come in early fall, after the summer crowds (and mosquitoes) have gone."

"Backpack from Six Mile Meadow into the Lakes Basin, an area studded with subalpine Lakes. This trail is one of the main access routes to the popular Lakes Basin area. Take the time to camp for a few nights and explore one or more of the side routes that start here. (Trail 1810)

Lakes Basin Trail turns right (west) off the West Fork Wallowa River Trail (1820). A quarter mile from the junction it crosses the West Fork Wallowa River. There is a good campsite on the right just before crossing the river. Camping in Six Mile Meadow is prohibited, so please camp back in the trees.
After crossing the West Fork, the trail soon crosses Lake Creek."

"This trail, in the upper Lakes Basin, runs between Lakes Basin Trail at Douglas Lake and East Fork Lostine River Trail near Mirror Lake. This trail is the access to Moccasin Lake, Glacier Pass Trail, and the o -trail route to Pocket Lake. (Trail 1810A)

The trail heads southwest from its junction with Lakes Basin Trail 1810. It crosses the outlet of Douglas Lake and follows the lake’s shoreline for a short distance. Soon the trail leaves the lake and climbs 0.5 mile to the top of a small rise, topping out at approximately 7,600 feet. It then drops slightly for 0.25 mile to an unmarked trail junction. The route to Pocket Lake begins here. Continue straight ahead (west) 0.25 mile to Moccasin Lake and lots of fish to be caught. The trail follows the north shore of Moccasin Lake."

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Trail Information

Eagle Cap Wilderness Area
Nearby City
Eagle Cap Wilderness Area
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
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 Contacts
USGS Eagle Cap OR
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Sep 2018