Eagle Cap

Joseph, Oregon 97846

Eagle Cap

Eagle Cap Professional Review and Guide

"Eagle Cap is the centerpiece of the Eagle Cap Wilderness in far northeastern Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains. Eagle Cap originally was thought to be the tallest peak in the Eagle Mountains. Eventually several other peaks turned out to be taller, but Eagle Cap remains the hub of the wilderness. The Wallowa Mountains have seventeen named peaks over 9000 feet high.

Although this is mostly a trail hike, you could not visit the Eagle Cap Wilderness without scrambling to the top of its namesake mountain. Special considerations: In early season you will need crampons and ice ax to cross the snowfield. Self-issue permits are available at trailheads for entrance into the Eagle Cap Wilderness; please register and read the wilderness regulations."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
4,771 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
7 to 9 hours
Best July to November
5,600 feet
Trailhead Elevation
9,595 feet
Top Elevation
Wallowa–Whitman National Forest, Eagle Cap Ranger District, Wallowa Mountains Visitors Center
Local Contacts
USGS Eagle Cap
Local Maps