Aneroid Mountain

Joseph, Oregon 97846

Aneroid Mountain

Aneroid Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"The Wallowa Mountains are the dominant range of northeastern Oregon. Aneroid Mountain is the easternmost peak of the high Wallowas. Nearby Aneroid Lake is a popular destination for day hikers and backpackers, and Aneroid Mountain has an easy approach from the lake area.

The symmetric mountain dominates the surrounding high meadows and offers commanding views north of East Peak and Mount Howard. This scramble has delightful alpine wildflowers on the approach, whitebark and limber pine on the ridge, and views of the many lakes and tarns in this region of the wilderness. Expect solitude, too; once you leave the Aneroid Lake area you probably will not encounter many other people. Special considerations: Self-issue permits are available at trailheads for entrance into the Eagle Cap Wilderness; please register and read the wilderness regulations."

More Aneroid Mountain Professional Reviews and Guides

"Aneroid Lake shines like a gem in the midst of Wallowa Mountain splendor. Surrounded by rugged ridges, the lake gives you the feeling you’re in some godly amphitheater. All around you are the lesser Wallowa peaks such as Jewett and Petes Point.

The gradual route into the lake basin allows you to gain the necessary elevation by increments instead of a grueling push. Enjoy the views along the way, including the canyon of the East Fork Wallowa River and the rugged and rocky cliffs above the trail."

"A moderate scramble leads up Aneroid Mountain from East Fork Wallowa River Trail. From Aneroid Mountain, the fourth-highest peak in the Wallowas, the view is absolutely superb in all directions.

In summer (August) flowers cover the alpine terrain. Just below the summit on the south side of the peak are a scattering of scruffy White-bark Pines. These little trees are living at the highest elevation of any trees in Oregon."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
5,338 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
10 to 12 hours
Best July to November
4,500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
9,702 feet
Top Elevation
Wallowa–Whitman National Forest, Eagle Cap Ranger District, Wallowa Mountains Visitors Center
Local Contacts
USGS Aneroid Mountain
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018