Awesome views

If you pay for the trip up the mountain on the tram this is a hike that I highly recommend. The trip up to the East Peak summit is short and offers a truly incredible view of the surrounding area. The trail is well maintained with very few hikers compared to the main trails surrounding the tram and restaurant. I headed up in mid-July and the weather was perfect with little to no wind at the summit.

Beautiful hike

This hike is definitely a must for anyone wanting to hike in the Eagle Cap. I hit the trail on a Thursday morning in mid July and only ran into a couple other hikers on their way back down and one trail runner who passed me about halfway up. The trail passes beautiful waterfalls along the way and offers plenty of views of the surrounding peaks. Ice lake is peaceful, has great sunrises and is close to the Matterhorn for those who wish to head for the summit. Only three other hikers had set up camp so space and privacy was not an issue. You could certainly make this a one day, out and back trip but I highly recommend relaxing at the lake with your feet in the cool water, take in the view and wonder back down the next morning or head for the Matterhorn. Highly recommend.

Great campground

Made a detour and spent the night here before I made my way to the Wallowa lake trail head. This is a great campground, although space is limited and is first come first serve. If you are planning on hiking the Hurricane creek trail this is a great spot to spend the night before hitting the trail the next morning. There is no running water but you have quick access to Hurricane creek.