Bench Canyon Trail #1937
ElevationAscent: 2,282' 695 m
Descent: -613' -187 m
High: 7,894' 2,406 m
Low: 5,757' 1,755 m
GradeAvg Grade: 17% (10°)
Max Grade: 45% (24°)
Current trail conditions
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“A bonus trail with two more lakes or a short cut? Either way, you are right to take this trail.”— Joseph States
Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
It may be best to just go the 2.0 miles on a steady incline to the northern end of Heart Lake Trail if you are going to visit Heart Lake. Continue another 0.3 mile to Arrow Lake above. From here it is a quick 0.75 mile down to a swamp and the Main Eagle Trail #1922 at the 10.8 mile mark. This 3 mile trail cuts 8 miles off the Main Eagle Trail #1922 for a net distance savings of 5 miles. Use this trail to make a 16.6 mile loop out and back from the Eagle Creek parking area.
Land Manager: USFS - Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Office