Hiking

The Wallowas

In his authoritative book, 100 Classic Hikes of Oregon, hiking expert Douglas Lorain writes that the Eagle Cap Wilderness area holds so much outstanding scenery that “a lifetime would be inadequate to see all its glories.”

But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try! The wilderness area holds 534 miles of trails, four wild and scenic rivers and almost 60 high alpine lakes. The Lodge is a great starting (or ending) point for exploring this national treasure.

Recently, Doug visited the Lodge to write up some of the best day and overnight hikes from the property. We are deeply grateful to him for this “Minam River Lodge Trail and Hiking Guide,” which can help you plan a hike ranging from an easy stroll to an overnight adventure right from the steps of your cabin porch!

Douglas Lorain

Douglas Lorain

Top photograph by Ted Battesh