Washboard Trail 1680

Eagle Cap Wilderness Area, Oregon

Elevation Gain4,385ft
Trailhead Elevation7,712ft
Elevation Min/Max7306/8135ft
Elevation Start/End7712/7712ft

Washboard Trail 1680

Washboard Trail 1680 is a hiking trail in Wallowa County, Oregon. It is within Eagle Cap Wilderness Area. It is 9.8 miles long and begins at 7,712 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 19.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,385 feet. This trail connects with the following: Miners Basin Trail 1671, Bear Minam Trail 1655 and Bear Creek Trail 1653.

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Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness (Falcon Guides)
Fred Barstad
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"This backpack trip leads from Standley Guard Station, along the jagged crest of Washboard Ridge, to Bear Creek Trail. The Washboard Trail junction is unmarked at Standley Guard Station. If you stand in front (east) of the old guard station cabin and look east-southeast, a path can be seen heading through the small timber. This path is the Washboard Trail. Fill your water bottles at Standley Spring or from the creek just southeast of the cabin. There is no water along the trail for the first 4.6 miles. Be sure to treat, boil, or filter the water. At first the trail climbs gently to the southeast through small timber. Soon it flattens out and crosses a ridgetop meadow heading generally south. The ridge narrows (7,560 ft.) 0.7 mile from Standley Guard Station, and the view to the south opens up. China Cap is the prominent peak to the south across the Minam River drainage, but many other, mostly unnamed, peaks can also be seen." Read more

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Trail Information

Eagle Cap Wilderness Area
Nearby City
Eagle Cap Wilderness Area
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 Jim White Ridge OR and North Minam Meadows OR; Geo Graphics Wallowa Mountain Eagle Cap Wilderness
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Dec 2018