Hiking Project Logo

blueBlack Eagle Ridge Trail #3232

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Trail

7.9 mile 12.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,124' 342 m
Descent: -2,286' -697 m
High: 5,286' 1,611 m
Low: 3,097' 944 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

Dogs

Off-leash
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Dana326 with improvements by Greg Brown

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Weather

Getting forecast...

Current trail conditions

Unknown See History

Popular hikes nearby

Hiked this trail?

Add details to help others plan their adventure.

A fun descent that dips into Lookingglass Creek then climbs back out.

Dana326

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Need to Know

This is a multi-use trail. You may encounter horse or mountain biker riders.

Description

Eagle Ridge Trail is an out-and-back that's a great descent on the way down and a tough climb on the return. Expect steep, loose sections, switchbacks, rocks, and roots. The trail follows a ridge line down to Lookingglass Creek, affording gorgeous views of Eastern Oregon and some thrilling techy sections.

At the top, begin by hiking up a dirt road that splits off to the right of the main campground road. This will soon intersect a smoother gravel road. On the other side is the start of the singletrack (look for markers). Continue for a very short time and cross another road to more singletrack (also marked). At about two miles, there is an intersection with trail signs. Continue straight downhill, watching out for overhanging branches.

From the three mile mark the singletrack is pretty straightforwards for quite some time (Before the big descent, stop to look out over the clearings and enjoy the wildflowers). There's an ATV Trail to cross and from there hikers make their way onto the sparsely forested side of the ridge. Things get loose and exposed on the the steep hillside. As the grade increases hikers will descend back into the trees for some switchbacks heading down to the spring. After the bridge, expect a short steep climb to an ATV road underneath powerlines. From here, there is a way up to a faint trailhead, but the singletrack can be hard to spot. The trail ends not too far from the Luger Spring primitive campground.

There are shuttle or loop options available using primitive roads to the Luger Springs Campground.

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 1 vote

#9729

Overall
  4.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#287

in Oregon

#9,729

Overall
47 Views Last Month
229 Since Aug 22, 2017
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
0%
100%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking