Hike & Paddle Oregon’s Alps

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Hike and Paddle in the Wallowa Mountains, known as “Oregon’s Swiss Alps”! Different from the Cascade Mountains, these Wallowa Mountains in Northeastern Oregon reach up to nearly 10,000 feet and are similar to the Rockies. This trip provides amazing outdoor activities each day; canoeing or stand up paddleboarding on Wallowa Lake, exploring the local rivers, and spectacular rugged hikes into the Eagle Cap Wilderness, known as the “crown jewel” of the Wallowa Mountains. Of course, there will also be time to relax, swim at the beach at Wallowa Lake, and get to know the other new students on your trip. You will stay at a camp College Outdoors has rented, eat great food in the camp’s dining hall, have access to showers and flush toilets in the bathrooms at the camp, and reside in rustic cabins for the week. Read the detailed trip description to learn more.

Trip Specifics

Dates: Tuesday, Aug. 16 - Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022

Cost: $875. Need-based financial aid is applied on a sliding scale for those who qualify.

Food: Vegan and gluten-free diets cannot be accommodated on this trip. 

Rigor: Moderate-High

Equipment & Packing List

Required Forms

These forms can be completed only after you have received a trip placement email, and are due by Wednesday, June 30th. 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 for the Waiver.

Waiver Equipment Request Travel Plans


*Vaccination against Covid-19 is required for participation*

Upload your Vax card to the LC Patient portal by Wednesday, June 30th.

Trip Pictures

2021 is the first year this trip will include Canoeing! Check out pictures from previous years: