Wallowa Lake

  • Easy (to BC Falls)
  • 2.6 miles round trip
  • 680 feet elevation gain
  • Open June to mid-November
  • Use: hikers

  • Moderate (from campground)
  • 4.9-mile loop
  • 1050 feet elevation gain

Wallowa Lake State Park is one of Eastern Oregon’s most popular recreation destinations, so it’s surprising how few easy trails start here. Perhaps the best short family hike crosses a river gorge footbridge to a viewpoint beside BC Falls. If you don’t mind a little scrambling, you can do the hike as a loop.

From Interstate 84 ...

Other Options

A shorter loop back from BC Falls follows ...

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