Cougar Ridge Trailhead

Wallowa Whitman National Forest, Near Lostine, Oregon

Cougar Ridge Trailhead does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


The trail is well signed at the trailhead, boundary and all junctions. This site provides access to Cougar Ridge trail #1668 which enters Eagle Cap Wilderness.

Much of this trail is along the ridgetop, but will go in and out of old burned forested areas where you will see many ponderosa pine trees. The trailhead is equipped with a stock unloading ramp. This trail also offers excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. 

There are many dispersed campsites along this route. The guard station cabin is in good condition, but is not for public use. There are several trails that come together near the cabin, making it an excellent choice for a base camp.

View a printable information sheet about this area and a map of the trail (PDF File)