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Hurricane Creek - No. 1807

Contact Info
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
88401 Hwy. 82
Enterprise, OR 97828

Phone:
541-426-4978
Basics
Length:
10.1 miles one-way
Difficulty:
Easy,
Intermediate,
Difficult
Time:
6 - 7 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
5026 feet
Elevation Range:
5026 feet to 7600 feet
Elevation Change:
2574 feet
Usage:
Heavy use in summer and fall (horses and hikers)
Season:
Summer to Fall

Description

The Hurricane Creek trail is a major access point for hikers and horses into the Eagle Cap Wilderness. The trailhead has a stock ramp and outhouse facilities. This trail provides access to the Lakes Basin trails. View massive granite and limestone cliffs, waterfalls, and an abundance of wildflowers along the trail. Gradually climb across subalpine meadows alternating with timbered areas. This route will provide you with panoramic views of Sacajawea, Matterhorn and Eagle Cap Peaks. Cross-country hiking in and around the basin provides spectacular views and photographic opportunities. The trail follows the creek so water is plentiful. The Hurricane Creek trail also provides access to the Falls Creek and Echo/Billy Jones Lakes trails. The trail that takes you to Falls Creek is an easy side hike. Fishing is good in most lakes. You may see mountain goats, bighorn sheep, deer, elk and other smaller mammals. Camping and grazing areas are available but be sure to camp away from the lakes shore in order to protect fragile vegetation. See Eagle Cap Wilderness Regulations.

NW Forst Passes are required at Hurricane Creek Trailhead.

This area is subject to flash flooding and at times the road or trail may be blocked at a relatively low elevation. There are several stream crossings until you reach the basin. The trail is very heavily used during the summer months.

Details

Length:
10.1 miles one-way
Difficulty:
Easy
Intermediate
Difficult
Time:
6 - 7 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
5026
Elevation Range:
5026 feet to 7600
Elevation Change:
2574
Usage:
Heavy use in summer and fall (horses and hikers)
Season:
Summer to Fall

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From Highway No. 82 in Enterprise, go straight at the junction of Highway No. 82 and Hurricane Creek Road at the south end of town. Drive approximately 5 miles south of Enterprise to the corner of the Hurricane Creek Grange, then proceed straight ahead on County Road No. 521 and Forest Road No. 8205 to the trailhead.

From Joseph, go west on Airport Lane, County Road No. 774. Drive approximately 2 miles, and then turn left at the Hurricane Creek Grange onto County Road No. 521 and Forest Road No. 8205 (1 1/2 miles gravel, 1 mile paved, rough road, RV's not recommended).


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