Frances Lake

Frances Lake


17.8 miles round trip
4235 feet elevation gain
Open late July through October
Use: hikers, horses 

Left: Frances Lake

Frances is the largest, highest, and most beautiful lake in the Wallowas that most hikers have never seen. That’s because the trail here just won’t quit. Sure, it’s well graded, and it’s not particularly difficult mile for mile, but there are simply so many miles and so many switchbacks that the trip becomes an athletic challenge.

From Interstate 84, take ...

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Eastern Oregon.