The TSP is in partnership with the Wallowa Whitman National Forest and is funded by the The Trailhead 501c3 Nonprofit, Baker City OR. Anthony Lakes operates in partnership with the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest under a special use permit, and is an equal opportunity provider.

As part of the Trailhead Stewardship Project’s mission to bring our trail infrastructure back to life and responsibly manage the influx of visitors to our area, we are actively creating an inventory of all USFS trails in and around Baker County.

To find information about trail conditions, trip types, and amenities, start by selecting a region below and exploring the trailheads and trails within that area.

As you plan your trip, please consider supporting the local businesses that are imperative to our way of life in Baker County. Anything you can do to help support these local businesses will not just enhance your vacation, but contribute directly to the great community that is taking care of these trails.

The Elkhorn Mountains are situated in the central portion of the extensive Blue Mountains that extend from southeast Washington into adjacent Oregon in a northeast to southeast orientation. The Elkhorns are the highest subgroup of the Blues with most of the higher peaks rising at least 5,000 vertical feet over the floor of Baker Valley.

The Northern Elkhorns offer a wide variety of activities, including hiking, fishing, developed and primitive camping as well mountain biking. Anthony Lakes Ski Area is near the high point of the scenic byway that encircles the mountain range. This small ski resort is noted for great powder snow and claims the highest base in Oregon.

Northern Elkhorn Mountains

Photo: Pat Thomas

Phillips Lake reservoir is a popular recreational site 15 miles southwest of Baker City. The area is a major recreation site for boating, fishing, camping, mountain biking, and hiking.

When Mason Dam was constructed in 1968, it created this reservoir – one of the biggest bodies of water in Eastern Oregon, and a natural playground of clear water framed by mountain peaks and surrounded by arid land. With a capacity of 114,000 acre-feet, the reservoir offers a giant oasis to explore.

Phillips Lake Recreation Area

Photo: Travel Baker County