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.
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."
--Lizann Dunegan, Hiking Oregon (State Hiking Guides Series) (Falcon Guides).
"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."
--Fred Barstad, Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness (Falcon Guides).
"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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