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Towering Tamaracks

· Baker City, Baker, Oregon
20 acres hosted by Matt W.
3 tent sites
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
Private sites
100% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
Heavily forested mountain property is way off the grid in the Elkhorn Mountains and it neighbors National Forest. You can enjoy hiking, biking, climbing, hammocking, watching wild animals, star gazing at night, etc. But sorry, no sounds of the city. There is a short hike (4 to 5 minutes) to each camp site from the Common Parking area. Feel free to use the supplied cart to carry your gear. Campers have also enjoyed kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, and the mountain biking trails at Phillips Lake, which is a little over eight miles from TT. For trails, visit Trailforks.com and search Phillips Lake. Trails range from Easy to Black Diamond. This area used to have train tracks nearby, thus the road name Old Trestle Lane. Legend has it that "there's gold in them there hills". Visit nearby gold mining town, Sumpter (about 45 minute drive), while you're here. There is an authentic gold dredge you can walk through or you can schedule a steam powered train ride. http://www.sumptervalleyrailroad.org/index.html If you don't mind the hour drive, explore the history of Baker City and check out the Oregon Trail Museum just outside of town.
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28 ratings · 15 reviews
Federico L.recommends
July 2, 2024
It is tucked back into the forest quite a bit which we loved that off the beaten path feeling. The TT2 site was clean and in its own little valley which made it feel secluded from the others. Recommend to bring the bare minimum for the hike back. If you were to bring a lot of stuff the trail would be very challenging.
Bryan A.recommends
June 30, 2024
Pack in Pack out
Great property well off the beaten path. Matt is very accommodating and welcoming. Pack light for hauling gear on the trail!
Lisa M.recommends
June 23, 2024
Very private and quiet with beautiful views. The campsite was large with plenty of space and a nice fire pit. Matt was responsive and helpful with our questions before and during the trip. We received detailed instructions on how to get there and it was even a pretty drive.
Laura S.recommends
June 18, 2024
Dog freedom
Great site perfect for backpacking my dog was happy with the off leash option
Ashlynn C.doesn't recommend
June 10, 2024
Didn't plant our tent
The trail is not passenger vehicle friendly, the signs say that, the host assures you can drive around the bumps. Luckily we took a truck and our friends weren't there yet. Got our first handful of stuff out and started on the trail and turned around The description for TT2 said "easy hike." Narrow goat-like trail headed uphill is not easy. Especially for 6 people worth of stuff. It could have been ok if you were lightweight backpacking. I also asked how the mosquitos were and that was understated as well. It was 75% air 25% mosquitos.
Mike S.recommends
August 29, 2023
Great site. Private and well maintained. Do be advised and check weather as the last bit into the parking area brings you up a dirt road and back down. If it were raining we might not have made it even with awd.
Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Matt W.Joined in December 2020
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