Mount Howard

Easy (summit tour)
1.9-mile loop
300 feet elevation gain
Open July through September
Use: hikers

Moderate (to East Peak springs)
5.5 miles round trip
1140 feet elevation gain

For a quick sample of the Wallowa Mountain’s high country, ride a tramway’s gondola up from Wallowa Lake to Mt. Howard. Crowds of tourists follow an easy loop trail from the tramway station to Mt. Howard’s summit, where the panorama includes a jagged horizon of snowpeaks. For a more adventurous outing, continue on a faint ridgecrest path to East Peak’s wildflower meadows.

From Interstate 84 ...

The best way to see all three of the viewpoints ...

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The trail ends at East Peak’s meadows, but ...


This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Eastern Oregon.