Sacajawea Peak

Joseph, Oregon 97846

Sacajawea Peak

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Sacajawea Peak is the tallest mountain in the Wallowa Mountains. At least it is the current tallest peak, the alternate tallest peak being the Matterhorn at 9824 feet. For some reason the designation of the tallest peak in the Wallowas is frequently under dispute, although it matters little.

The dragontail north ridge looks quite rugged and dramatic from the summit and has a daunting reputation as an extreme scramble. To the north the white slopes of Matterhorn gently climb toward its rounded summit. Along the way, enjoy the drama of the diverse forest in the Hurricane Creek canyon and the serene Thorp Creek valley below the Hurwal Divide. Although many animals enjoy this rich habitat, most scramblers will see only mountain goats, deer, and a variety of birds from the trail."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
4,924 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
8 to 9 hours
Best July to November
5,152 feet
Trailhead Elevation
9,838 feet
Top Elevation
Wallowa–Whitman National Forest, Eagle Cap Ranger District, Wallowa Mountains Visitors Center
Local Contacts
USGS Eagle Cap
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018