Lick Creek

Joseph, Oregon 97846

Lick Creek

Lick Creek Professional Review and Guide

"This day hike or backpack trip travels from Lick CreekTrailhead to the Imnaha River near Imnaha Falls. Recently burned areas along this trail have improved the views.

The route begins at the Lick Creek Trailhead. At first the trail is an old roadbed. It traverses around a hillside to the west for 0.25 mile to Quartz Creek. At the crossing (6,140 ft.) the trail leaves the roadbed, and just after crossing the creek the trail turns to the left. The roadbed goes on up along Quartz Creek to the Zollman and Wells Mine, which is about 500 feet from the trail. A short distance after crossing Lick Creek, the trail enters Eagle Cap Wilderness. There is a sign marking the boundary (6,680 ft.). After entering Eagle Cap Wilderness, the trail continues to climb gradually for another 0.6 mile to the top of Imnaha Divide. Imnaha Divide is the ridge between the Imnaha River and Sheep Creek drainages. The elevation where the trail crosses the divide is 7,020 feet. There are some good campsites on the top of the divide, but no water."

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Trail Information

Joseph
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
10
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
4 to 5 hours
Duration
June through Oct
Season
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 Lick Creek OR and Deadman Point OR; Geo Graphics Wallowa Mountains Eagle Cap Wilderness
Local Maps

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Jul 2018