4 - 5
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The China Cap is one of the most easily-accessible summits in the Eagle Cap Wilderness.
While it's not the tallest peak in the Wallowas by any means, the 8.7-mile round-trip hike is very manageable in a single day, whereas many of the other major summits in the Wilderness would require multi-day backpacking excursions for most mere mortals.
The ability and opportunity to get to climb the China Cap in a day (or half-day) is attractive and rewarding!