Arrow and Eagle Lakes

Eagle Meadow

  • Difficult (to Arrow Lake)
  • 10.6 miles round trip
  • 720 feet elevation gain
  • Open mid-July through October
  • Use: hikers

  • Difficult (to Eagle Lake)
  • 19.1-mile loop
  • 4080 feet elevation gain

The Ice Age glaciers that scalloped the southern Wallowa Mountains left granite lake basins around the rim of Eagle Creek’s spectacular valley like cupboards in a giant’s kitchen. Day hikers only have time to peek in one of those cupboard doors, but backpackers can visit one alpine lake after another on a loop. The difficult route is impassable for horses, making this one of the few hiker-only Wallowa tours.

From Baker City, take …

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