Best Backpacking in Joseph

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  • Backpack the Hurricane Creek Trail

    This very gradual, easy trail that ends at the Lakes Basin, which is comprised of many lakes such as Mirror Lake, Sunshine Lake, and Moccasin Lake. These lakes can also be accessed by the Two Pan Trailhead, which is a shorter, but steeper hike.The...

    24 miles 3200 ft gain

  • Backpack the Lakes Basin and Summit Eagle Cap

    The Location: With 360,000+ acres and 534 miles of trails, the Eagle Cap Wilderness is Oregon’s largest wilderness area. With rugged terrain similar to the nearby Sawtooth’s and distant Trinity Alps, this park's options for adventure are endless. ...

    30 miles 3500 ft gain

  • Backpack to Ice Lake in the Wallowas

    Starting at the end of Wallowa lake, this 18 mile roundtrip hike begins at 4,520' and remains pretty mellow over the first 2.5 miles. Total elevation gain of the hike is about 3380', ending at the Ice Lake which sits at 7,900'. Following the West-...

    18 miles 3380 ft gain

  • Backpack Wallowa River Loop

    This trip begins at the Wallowa Lake Trailhead at the south end of the lake. Permits are free and self-issued at the trailhead. Parking is also free!Follow the West Fork Wallowa Trail (#1820) for 3.1 miles until you reach Ice Lake Trail (#1808). T...

    51 miles 11400 ft gain

  • Backpack to The Wallowas' Mirror Lake

    Mirror Lake, one of the most photogenic and peaceful lakes in the area, is accessible via the Two-Pan Trailhead, off of Upper Lostine Road.The hike follows the river that flows down from the Lakes Basin, so water is plentiful throughout. You will ...

    14 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Camp at Bonny Lakes

    Starting at 6,490' in elevation, you get to experience all the benefits of hiking high up in the Eagle Cap Wilderness without the long, steep ascents typically found in the Wallowa Mountains. The trail starts in a forest that burned in a 1989 fire...

    7.8 miles 1300 ft gain

  • Backpack to Hidden Lake

    The Wallowa Mountains are one of Oregon's best-kept secrets, and this overnight backpack into the Eagle Cap Wilderness will deliver you into the heart of the range. Following the East Eagle Creek through a valley filled with meadows and the occasi...

    16.6 miles 2700 ft gain

  • Backpack the Eagle Cap Wilderness Loop

    The top trip in Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness takes you in a loop around Eagle Cap, Oregon's 13th tallest peak and through three high mountain passes. East Eagle trailhead has two main parking lots, the first one you come to is a trailer parking l...

    42 miles 7000 ft gain

  • Hike to Sheep Lake

    DIRECTIONS TO THE TRAILHEAD: From US 95 just south of Riggins, turn west (left if northbound from Boise/McCall, right if southbound from Grangeville) onto the signed Seven Devils Road (FR 517). The road (17 miles/45 min total) is paved for the fir...

    5 miles 1000 ft gain