Upper Minam River

Lostine, Oregon 97857

Upper Minam River

Upper Minam River Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A long but easy backpack drops from Minam Lake down the Minam River to the Horse Ranch, this is a main trail through the western part of Eagle Cap Wilderness. Many other trails connect with Upper Minam River Trail.

From the junction the trail heads south a few yards to the junction with Blue Lake Trail (1673A). Blue Lake Trail turns off to the right (west). A small stream runs down the trail for a short distance 0.3 mile past Blue Lake Trail junction. There is another small creek crossing with a bridge 0.8 mile from the junction. The trail crosses another creek 325 yards after crossing the bridge."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
4 to 5 days
Mid-June through Oct
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 Eagle Cap OR, Steamboat Lake OR, China Cap OR, and Jim White Ridge OR; Geo Graphics Wallowa Mountains Eagle Cap Wilderness
Local Maps