Wallowa Lake Tramway and Trail

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Seasons

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Location

Tramway Website

From Enterprise, take Hwy 82 south to Joseph. In Joseph, take Main Street south to Hwy 351. Hwy 351 runs south of Joseph for just one mile to the lake. Keep on this road to the south end of the lake and continue to the end of the road where you will find a parking area for the tram. The tram takes you to the summit of Mount Howard which is SE of Wallowa Lake at over 8,000 feet in elevation. There are several trails at the top and a small restaurant to enjoy an alpine lunch. The tram is only open mid-May to September. In 2022, the cost was $40 per adult with a discount for seniors and kids. Check the website for current prices. When done, continue on south on Power House Road for 0.8 miles to the Wallowa Lake Trailhead (45.267051, -117.212904)

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Habitat and Birds

This area has the potential to produce any high-elevation species such as Spruce Grouse, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, or White-winged Crossbill. The more likely species here include Clark’s Nutcracker (gobs of them begging tourists), Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Mountain Bluebird, White-crowned Sparrow, and Dark-eyed Junco. Keep your eyes open for raptors on top. The occasional Northern Goshawk will feed on flocks of small birds at the summit.

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