Hobo Lake

  • Region: Wallowa Mountains
  • Length: 7 miles one_way
  • Min Elev: 5212 ft
  • Max Elev: 8260 ft
  • Season: Summer/Fall

Submitted By:

David Bruce


Start at Bowman Trailhead in the Lostine River Valley. Hike up to Brownie Basin (3.8 mi), take Chimney Lake trail and follow around Chimney Lake (1.3 mi) and continue to a pass (1.1 mi)where you can either go west to Hobo Lake (.8 mi), or north to Wood Lake.

Trail Description

Moderate climb to Brownie Basin. A lot of shade and some delightful water to cross. Stepping stones prevent wet boots. Trail to Chimney begins after 3.8 miles and climbs north/northwest. Passes by Laverty Lake - a charming lake. Chimney is a destination for many campers. The trail goes around the south end of the lake and then heads up to a pass above Chimney Lake where yo must either go up to Hobo Lake -- or drop down to Wood Lake. The views from the pass are spectacular.


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Great hike, incredible vistas. Highly recommended.

Scenery: 4

Difficulty: 4

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