The West Eagle Meadows Trailhead is one of the 'late season' trailheads to open in the early summer due to the area's heavy snow accumulation and high elevation. Located near West Eagle Creek and meadow, this site is frequented by hikers and equestrians alike who want to enjoy a day or extended trip into the Eagle Cap Wilderness area. The combination trailhead and equestrian camp offers parking facilities for both stock and non-stock users, and has hitching rails, a loading ramp and feed bunks.
The West Eagle trail provides access to Echo, Traverse, Diamond and Tombstone lakes as well as a beautiful trip along the Minam River. You can also access many other destinations in the wilderness from this trail. Fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities abound as you travel through diverse landscapes of meadows, lakes, and mountains.
Adjacent to the trailhead is the West Eagle Meadows Campground with tent and walk-in campsites and a picnic area.
A printable map and additional information about the area.
This area offers incredible dispersed camping opportunities alongside West Eagle Creek south of the West Eagle Meadows trailhead on NF-77 (aka Eagle Creek Rd). Just drive down the road and explore the many turnoffs to find one that suits your needs. Don’t forget to leave time for a day hike up to Echo Lake!