Aneroid Lake via East Fork Trail 1804
1 review Wallowa-Whitman National Forest #16 hike out of 105 in
2 hrs 37 min
This is a moderate one way trail in Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
This trail goes by Roger Lake and Aneroid Lake.
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We have hiked Aneroid twice and have always appreciated the solitude up there during a weekday. We have only gone on weekdays knowing how busy the weekends get. Self issue permit at the trailhead. We have camped overnight and day hiked to this area and have always found a shot. We love that there is a trail around the entire lake. Sometimes it can get a bit overgrown, but worth getting different viewpoints. The trail access to Aneroid Lake starts at the East Fork Trail. East Fork Trail to Aneroid Lake is a 13-mile trail that is out and back with over 3,000 ft of elevation gain. It is quite the jaunt, but worth it once you are at the lake. Spend the afternoon fly fishing 🎣, soaking in the sun, or exploring the old mining camp that was built in the early 1900s and now turned into mountain cabins and huts. There is a cute dock you can hang out at. The camp caretake is super kind. Sometimes the mining camp area can be closed if it is rented out. We hiked this trail at the beginning of August which is also the hottest and driest part of the year in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. But it is the perfect weather for a cold dip in the alpine lake. It is an all day effort, but always worth the hike up. Watch our hiking to Aneroid Lake video: https://youtu.be/BW4jPBpv84E★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Aneroid Lake Labor Day
Started Saturday of Labor Day at 10:30 - TH was packed but trail wasn’t so bad. Found a camp at 2:00 and nobody in sight