Hiking

The Wallowas

The Eagle Cap Wilderness Area is described in 100 Classic Hikes of Oregon as having “so much glorious scenery...that a lifetime would be inadequate to see all of its glories,” which is scarcely an exaggeration.

The wilderness includes 534 miles of trails, four wild and scenic rivers and almost 60 high alpine lakes. For many guests, simply hiking into the Lodge is challenging enough – you may be ready to kick back and relax with a glass of wine by the river.

If you are interested in exploring the Eagle Cap further while you are at the Lodge, it is important to plan carefully in advance. Many of these destinations take multiple days to reach from the Lodge, although we are happy to help you plan more modest day trips too.

Your best bet is to get one of the many excellent hiking guides to the area. Three you might consider are:

If you would like to break up your stay at the Lodge to accommodate a hiking adventure, just let us know. We make exceptions for our three-night minimum if you would like to come and go to explore the wilderness.

Top photograph by Ted Battesh