- Easy (summit tour)
- 1.9-mile loop
- 300 feet elevation gain
- Open July through September
- Use: hikers
- Moderate (to East Peak springs)
- 5.5 miles round trip
- 1140 feet elevation gain
For a quick sample of the Wallowa Mountain’s high country, ride a tramway’s gondola up from Wallowa Lake to Mt. Howard. Crowds of tourists follow an easy loop trail from the tramway station to Mt. Howard’s summit, where the panorama includes a jagged horizon of snowpeaks. For a more adventurous outing, continue on a faint ridgecrest path to East Peak’s wildflower meadows.
From Interstate 84 …
The best way to see all three of the viewpoints …
The trail ends at East Peak’s meadows, but …
This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Eastern Oregon.