Backpack the Wallowa Mountains

The Wallowa Mountains are hidden gem in the northeastern corner of Oregon. Rising up from the mile-deep canyon of the Snake River on the Idaho border, these peaks reach almost 10,000 feet. Eagle Cap Wilderness Area covers most of these mountains, offering great backpacking. Join us on this amazing week-long hike through the high country, complete with alpine lakes, glacier-carved valleys, lush meadows and incredible sights. The group plans to hike an average of 6 miles per day carrying backpacks. Trails in the Wallowas are generally steep, but the scenery makes the effort worthwhile. This wilderness is one of the best kept secrets in the Pacific Northwest and looks much like the Swiss Alps. Read the detailed trip description to learn more. (coming soon)

Trip Specifics

Dates: Tuesday, Aug. 17 - Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021

Cost: $50 - $975. Need-based financial aid is applied on a sliding scale for those who qualify.

Food: Gluten-Free, Vegan and non-medical specialty diets cannot be accommodated on this trip. Vegetarian diets are welcome. Check out Backpacking in the Cascades for options with restricted diets.

Rigor: High

Equipment & Packing List (coming soon)

Required Forms

These forms can be completed only after you have received a trip placement email, and are due by Wednesday, July 22nd. To complete these forms, you’ll need to have your @lclark.edu email set up, and you’ll be prompted to log-in to the Engage LC platform.

Trip Pictures

Check out pictures from other times we’ve gone here!

And this awesome student-made video from 2018!