West Lostine River Loop


Backpack - West Lostine River Loop

Scenic Eagle Cap lakes, Wallowa peaks, abundant wildflowers along meandering stream on loop of Lostine River basin. Photo-oriented backpack.

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  • Fri, Jul 24, 2015 — Sun, Jul 26, 2015
  • Seattle Backpacking Committee
  • Exploring Nature, Photography, Backpacking
  • Singles, Adults
  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 36.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,900 ft

Friday 9:30-10am.  Two Pan Trailhead, end of Lostine River Road, FSR 8210, approx 45 minutes S of Lostine, OR.  Drive time from Portland/Vancouver area to Lostine, approx 5.5 hours via I-84 & OR-82.

Abundant water along Lostine River trails and lakes.   Food canisters or other squirrel/bear-proof food storage recommended.  Camp or motel prior night recommended.  Leader will be departing late afternoon from Vancouver, WA. 


West Lostine River Loop

  • Green Trails Wallowa Mountains No. 475SX

    Imus Geographics Wallowa Mountains

    USGS Steamboat Lake, OR

    USGS North Minam Meadows, OR

    USGS Chief Joseph Mountain, OR

    USGS Eagle Cap, OR
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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