Very steep. 58.7 km — — An excellent mid-length ride for intermediate to experienced riders, this loop is a hoot. From Portland, take Highway 26 west to Highway 6. Elk Mountain Trail is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bay City, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The road continues over a bridge to a parking area. 11.4mi I highly recommend this trail. It's not marked terribly well, but … 6,538' Up 10 miles; duration roughly about 6-8 hours.The terrain is rugged forcing a slower pace than the normal 3-mile per hour gait. A forest hike up to, and along the ridgeline of Elk Mountain and Kings Mountain. Washington Trails Association 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 625-1367. The loop is not as long nor does it have quite the elevation of nearby Potato Mountain or Fisher Creek, but it's well-maintained (usually) and the wildlife and wildflowers will be a great warm up for the epic rides in the Stanley Basin. The Elk Garden Trail leads to a valley in the shadows of Whitetop Mountain. Dogs are also able to use this trail … From Portland, take Highway 26 west to Highway 6. Elk Mountain Trail is a 11.1 mile loop trail located near Stanley, Idaho and is rated as moderate. This is about an injury or accident Mountain Biking Elk Meadows Loop. The 11 miles of this loop is "longer than that" because of the difficulty of the trail so allocate enough time to complete it. This time I added an extra 4 miles and another 500′ by starting at the Elk Creek Trailhead and hiking to the Kings Mountain trail by way of the Wilson River Trail. 87.9 km Mill Castle Trail is one of the most rugged and scenic trails in this Wilderness. Along the way the hiker will have great views of the surrounding plains and mountains, most of which are part of the refuge. Elk Mountain Trail: Hike Mile Trail Mile Elevation Notes Location 4.4 2788 Elk Creek-Elk Mountain Trail Junction: 3.6 2978 Elk Mountain-Kings Mountain Trail Junction: 1.6 2788 Summit of Elk Mountain: 10.6 0.2 1200 Elk Mountain-Wilson River Trail Junction: 10.8 0.0 900 Elk Creek Trailhead 4,382' Up 1h 30m, great trail full of everything you could ask for, even the Forest road coming down was fun!! Moderately steep. The switchbacks are very rocky and steep, so be careful. 1335.44 m Down, 54.6 mi It was primarily used to haul supplies to the lookout tower on Elk Mountain. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. The trail opens up to nice views of Elk Mountain and the ridge you just took before ascending slightly more to the summit. We saw many deer, marmot, chipmunks, and frogs. Elk Mountain Trail Loop is a 6.9 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Parking is … Go ahead and do another lap! From this intersection take Hwy 6 for 46 miles west to milepost 28 and turn right at a sign for Elk Creek Forest Park. And then there is Elk Mountain, whose steepness I struggle to explain. The Woods Walk, Lower Loop, and Budd Trail are 3 beginner to moderate trails that access spectacular views of Crested Butte Mountain and Paradise Divide. 2206.72 m Up • This used to be one of a triad of loops in the area: Elk Mountain, Fisher Creek, Knapp Creek. About Elk Mountain and Kings Mountain loop trail, Oregon Coastal Range. Some mud in meadows. 665.0 km • The meadow portion may be swampy before the end of June. The views from the top are not as great as a few other view points just a little downhill. About Elk Mountain and Kings Mountain loop trail, Oregon Coastal Range A forest hike up to, and along the ridgeline of Elk Mountain and Kings Mountain. Nice loop. Easy Trails Elk Mountain. Contact Us. Elk Mountain to King's Mountain Loop is a 11.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Tillamook, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail starts in the trees at gentle grades. Elk Mountain Campground Trail. Diese anspruchsvolle Schleife führt Sie zum Gipfel der Elk and King's Mountains, der zwischen den Tillamook-Wäldern überquert, während Sie fast 4000 Fuß erreichen und eine Reihe leichter Klettergerüste in schwierigem Gelände überqueren. 2,768' Up Please explain. The trail splits a quarter mile or so into the hike down switchbacks to Beaver Valley. About two hundred miles of trails offer opportunities for extended loop hikes through the West Elk Wilderness. You'll have a couple of miles to grind up Elk Mountain Road on dirt doubletrack. Being a jerk / offensive? This challenging ride begins with a steep, leg-crushing climb up Elk Mountain Scenic Highway before mellowing out as the road passes through a beautiful pastoral area with great views of the valley below. 4,705' Up 1263.56 m Down, 413.2 mi Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and The trail is often overgrown here and tough to spot. From this intersection take Hwy 6 for 46 miles west to milepost 28 and turn right at a sign for Elk Creek Forest Park. 11mi Uneven terrain with small rocks or roots. On the left, you'll see the Elk Mountain Trailhead with a sign-in box. 3h 00m. 11.4mi, First mountain biking in the area. Start just past the Elk Creek … Turn left on the trail that leads on a rocky path all the way back to the parking lot. Cedar Lake Primitive Trail via Grey Wolf River, Badger Valley Trail to Grand Pass Trail Loop, Badger Valley to Grand Lake and Grand Pass Loop, Hurricane Ridge to Heart of the Hills via Heather Park Trail. Overview Elk Mountain Trail is a 1.1-mile trail (one way) that provides easy access to the broad, mesa-like summit of Elk Mountain in Charon's Garden Wilderness, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, OK.Along the way the hiker will have great views of the surrounding plains and … This is a large meadow with lots of wildlife in the mornings. Note that portions of the trail along Elk Meadow can be very wet through June, so please avoid the trail in late spring and early summer. The rugged mid-country of the West Elk … Bear left along the contours of the hill as the singletrack continues across a series of ridges and pine groves. Elk Mountain Trail begins in earnest - it will be clear how steep this trail can be from the very beginning. 9113.01 m Down. This is a difficult trail with steep inclines and declines. Now, Knapp Creek is less popular and Potato Mountain rounds out the loop triad. Or cross the creek and continue back to the trailhead. — The Elk Mountain Trail starts just off Highway 6 which runs from Tillamook on the coast to the west side of the Portland suburbs. 4,381' Down The doubletrack switches back to the north, and you're less than a mile from singletrack. • Land Manager: Sawtooth National Forest - Sawtooth National Recreation Area, 36.5 mi It is very easy to miss the first trail split, but you can identity it by noticing the switchbacks leading down into the valley. For the short version of the hike, Elk Mountain is 1.8 miles into the hike. Loop around Elk Mountain then an out and back to see BridalVeil Falls. The view of the Oregon coastal range is stunning as you … For the Elk Mountain hike, start just past the Elk Creek Campground. Spam? Some trails in the Sawtooths follow crystal-clear rivers. 1992.76 m Up The trail is easy to follow, has good signage, and is well maintained thanks to efforts by the Mazamas Club. Once at the top, you may wish to continue farther, so consider the Elk Mountain Loop Hike or the Elk Mountain-Kings Mountain Loop Hike. Both Elk and Kings Mountains are fairly radical climbs of about 2500′. The views and scenery were great, but the hike was a bit more difficult than expected. Elk Mountain Trail is a 1.1-mile trail (one way) that provides easy access to the broad, mesa-like summit of Elk Mountain in Charon's Garden Wilderness, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, OK. • This ride is in the same neighborhood as the Elk Mountain Loop, and it bumps up both the mileage and the difficulty. Add a review. Next to fisher/williams this is probably my favorite ride in Stanley. It's a nice casual loop that that starts and ends at the stanley lake campground. The loop is best ridden counter-clockwise. Was an incredible and beautiful trail. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Trailhead: Begin this loop trail at the Visitor Center or at the picnic area, … The Elk Meadows Trail begins in mountain hemlock forest, with silver fir, Douglas-fir, noble fir, Engelmann spruce and western white pine. Too much road but did like the meadows! Some technical terrain and limited alternate lines. The Elk Mountain “trail” has lots of this nonsense. • Long distance views are common along the trail with Elk Mountain Lookout site offering views of portions of … NOT OKAY! • Elk Mountain … • Create Recommended Route or Olympic National Park charges a fee to enter. 1 mile / 1.6 km (round trip) The grassland and forest meet on this trail around the campground. The summit has a sign and box with a register like Elk Mountain. • … You'll pass an old road and continue into Elk Meadows. The Elk Mountain “trail” has lots of this nonsense. 29,903' Up An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. 7,238' Down 11.4mi, Trail is all clear. This is an approximately 10 mile hike with significant elevation gain. The trail was originally builtin the early 1930's as a part of a fire access system. 3,027' Down Neotropical nesting birds of this area include songbirds such as Vesper’s sparrow, common raven, various hawks and several species of warblers. Steep. The view of the Oregon coastal range is stunning as you … Elk Mountain and King’s Mountain loop General description: Steep climb up Elk mountain followed by rugged ridgeline traverse to King’s Mountain, culminating in a steep descent. This side trail will meet up with the Elk Mountain hike and provide a nice loop if you have time. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. The trail is in great shape and there is good signage. There’s a huckleberry understory that invites plunder in late summer. There is unburned mountain hemlock forest on the left and stark snags from the 2006 burn on the right. This is a very mellow single-track ride around this area. Reaching the summit of Elk Mountain is an arduous task. We did the loop counterclockwise on 9/21. With Jeff. 58.6 km Elk Mountain Map & Directions. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. 11.3mi. There are two trails out of the trailhead. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. 1335.59 m Up Elk Mountain Trail is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tzeachten 13, British Columbia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. This hike combined two three trails in the Tillamook State Forest: Elk Mountain Trail, Kings Mountain Trail, and Wilson River Trail. After getting down into the valley you hike across small creeks for a bit before climbing up a very steep section. • Hiking distances and ascents are as follows: • Elk Mountain Loop: 11.2 miles, 746 feet. 843.67 m Up This hike combined two three trails in the Tillamook State Forest: Elk Mountain Trail, Kings Mountain Trail, and Wilson River Trail. I would highly recommend hiking poles, as a good portion of the trail is steep with shale or melting snow. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. The Woods Walk is a popular path between Kebler Pass and the Lower Loop. Elk Mountain Trail: Hike Mile Trail Mile Elevation Notes Location 4.4 2788 Elk Creek-Elk Mountain Trail Junction: 3.6 2978 Elk Mountain-Kings Mountain Trail Junction: 1.6 2788 Summit of Elk Mountain: 10.6 0.2 1200 Elk Mountain-Wilson River Trail Junction: 10.8 0.0 900 Elk Creek Trailhead • I believe the trail climbs over 1100 feet in less than a mile. Return to the Bluegrass Ridge-Elk Mountain Vista Trail Junction and go right on the Bluegrass Ridge Trail. Cross one firebreak and then another one. 2206.22 m Down, 41.0 mi • Overview Wagonhammer's Elk Loop offers a healthy dose of climbing and very uniquely challenging singletrack. Get Trail News Subscribe to our free email newsletter for hiking events, news, gear reviews and more. The loop also leads through the heart of the elk range from Driftwood to Weedville on Rt. Something else? Elk Garden is a scenic area, with rocky outcroppings and expansive mountain balds surrounded by deciduous hardwood forest. Awesome mix of terrain Other than the rocky descent from the Elk Mountain trailhead, the family will all be able to do this loop. Soon, it becomes downhill. 29,898' Down The trail is pretty rocky here for about a mile. 11.9mi Get some views to the right of Lookout Mountain, Gumjuwac Saddle, … Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast. 1h 17m, Great views of Sawtooths. This ride is often clear of snow in April giving some great backcountry riding months before the high country dries. The trail climbs nearly 2,000 feet in less than 2 miles, and the steepness is compounded by loose footing almost the entire way. • Elk Mountain Trail Loop is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Sign in and head up the trail. Photo courtesy of Idaho Tourism Stanley Lake Creek, Bench Creek, Elk Mountain Trail. There are some sections that may require your hands for support. Im not sure why there aren’t any reviews for this trail yet, but this is a great hike. 922.7 m Down, 36.4 mi Prairie Vista. Elk Mountain Scenic Parkway (Asheville Road Cycling): The quintessential road ride for Asheville cyclists is the Elk Mountain Scenic Highway and it definitely packs a punch. There are essentially no switchbacks and the trail has lots of small, loose rock, so be careful not to slide down the mountain. The views from the top are not as great as a few other view points just a little downhill. This is one you really should ride while in Stanley. 7,240' Up 4,146' Down This is the bottom of the Elk Loop climb. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $55. The signage is down at the halfway point, so be on the lookout for the tiny viewpoint which is where you’ll loop around. Technical terrain with no alternate lines. But for those brave enough to take on the challenge, this trail is one of the gems of Oregon's Coast Range. Be aware that dirt bikers (although forbidden) may be seen. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. 851.75 m Down, 37.3 mi PDF of first leg of the Loop 60.0 km Trailhead Co-ordinates: 47.9184, -123.3823 Open map in new window. Elk Meadows is part of a popular loop that uses some dirt roads and the Elk Mountain trail to circle around Elk Mountain near Stanley Lake. Diese anspruchsvolle Schleife führt Sie zum Gipfel der Elk and King's Mountains, der zwischen den Tillamook-Wäldern überquert, während Sie fast 4000 Fuß erreichen und eine Reihe leichter Klettergerüste in schwierigem Gelände überqueren. Distance: 22 miles Climbing: 3,000 feet Difficulty: Expert. the “Top of the World.” (Turn onto Castle Garden Road, which turns into Mason Hill Road. This is a 20 kilometer, 400 meters elevation gain/loss loop to the confluence of the Elk River and Kootenay. 9114.5 m Up The trail is easy to follow, has good signage, and is well maintained thanks to efforts by the Mazamas Club. Trail, Sawtooth National Forest - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. During September and October, elk may be heard bugling at dawn and dusk. gorgeous and fun ride Some of this trail was covered by snow without signage, so we didn’t know how to properly finish the trail and ended up scrambling a bit. Once you are near the top you intersect another trail (there is a sign post). Here you will have a great view of the valley and surrounding mountains. #65 of 301 mountain bike trails in Idaho. Length 11.1 miElevation gain 997 ftRoute type Loop This is a difficult trail with steep inclines and declines. Distance (round trip): 1 mile / 1.6 kilometer Estimated Hiking Time: 1 hour Description: The grassland and forest meet on this trail around the campground. It gets veryy steep in areas. • Trailhead: Located in the Elk Mountain Campground, across from the amphitheater. And then there is Elk Mountain, whose steepness I struggle to explain. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is $15 per person. Take the Elk Mountain/Wilson River Trail up past a sign. 555, offers a magnificent scenic overlook, known as. This is an approximately 10 mile hike with significant elevation gain. Will be back again The last 3.5 miles is a roughly level trail paralleling the Wilson River and nearby highway. 1433.94 m Up Follow the sign at Obstruction point for badger valley/deer park. #3,288 in the world. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from June until October. 66.0 km The Elk Mountain Trail starts just off Highway 6 which runs from Tillamook on the coast to the west side of the Portland suburbs. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from March until September. Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites. The trail opens up to nice views of Elk Mountain and the ridge you just took before ascending slightly more to the summit. Definitely a trail to do in the evening or in the morning then go do something else. Fees are $30 per vehicle or $25 per motorcycle. Another obvious loop would be up Elk Mountain and down Elk Creek (8.5 miles, 2600' gain, see Elk Creek Hike for a description of that section). The Fred Woods Trail (B), near Driftwood on Rt. Local Trail Association Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance. Elk Mountain Loop Trail is a 10.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Tillamook, Oregon that features a river and is rated as difficult. Several hiking trails are just steps from the Elk Mountain Lodge. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. 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