River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers
Need to Know
This is a multi-use trail. You may encounter horse or mountain biker riders.
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 running 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 runners 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 runners 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.
Shared By: Dana
by Greg Brown