Add a review. This ride is in the same neighborhood as the Elk Mountain Loop, and it bumps up both the mileage and the difficulty. 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. I believe the trail climbs over 1100 feet in less than a mile. The road continues over a bridge to a parking area. The summit has a sign and box with a register like Elk Mountain. This side trail will meet up with the Elk Mountain hike and provide a nice loop if you have time. gorgeous and fun ride This hike combined two three trails in the Tillamook State Forest: Elk Mountain Trail, Kings Mountain Trail, and Wilson River Trail. Pets: Leashed pets permitted. Neotropical nesting birds of this area include songbirds such as Vesper’s sparrow, common raven, various hawks and several species of warblers. 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. This used to be one of a triad of loops in the area: Elk Mountain, Fisher Creek, Knapp Creek. 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. Next to fisher/williams this is probably my favorite ride in Stanley. 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. • • 851.75 m Down, 37.3 mi The trail opens up to nice views of Elk Mountain and the ridge you just took before ascending slightly more to the summit. Contact Us. On the left, you'll see the Elk Mountain Trailhead with a sign-in box. 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 Cross one firebreak and then another one. 1263.56 m Down, 413.2 mi The trail was originally builtin the early 1930's as a part of a fire access system. Will be back again The Elk Mountain Trail starts just off Highway 6 which runs from Tillamook on the coast to the west side of the Portland suburbs. • Soon, it becomes downhill. Steep. This is a very mellow single-track ride around this area. Too much road but did like the meadows! 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. 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. 555. Spam? You'll pass an old road and continue into Elk Meadows. 60.0 km The trail is easy to follow, has good signage, and is well maintained thanks to efforts by the Mazamas Club. — 1433.94 m Up And then there is Elk Mountain, whose steepness I struggle to explain. Mountain Biking Elk Meadows Loop. #65 of 301 mountain bike trails in Idaho. The views and scenery were great, but the hike was a bit more difficult than expected. 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. From Portland, take Highway 26 west to Highway 6. Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and Several hiking trails are just steps from the Elk Mountain Lodge. The 11 miles of this loop is "longer than that" because of the difficulty of the trail so allocate enough time to complete it. The switchbacks are very rocky and steep, so be careful. The trail is in great shape and there is good signage. 11.4mi 9114.5 m Up This is a difficult trail with steep inclines and declines. It's not marked terribly well, but … This is about an injury or accident Create Recommended Route or Was an incredible and beautiful trail. Get some views to the right of Lookout Mountain, Gumjuwac Saddle, … 11.9mi From this intersection take Hwy 6 for 46 miles west to milepost 28 and turn right at a sign for Elk Creek Forest Park. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from June until October. 66.0 km 3h 00m. Or cross the creek and continue back to the trailhead. The Fred Woods Trail (B), near Driftwood on Rt. Some technical terrain and limited alternate lines. • Long distance views are common along the trail with Elk Mountain Lookout site offering views of portions of … Follow the sign at Obstruction point for badger valley/deer park. We saw many deer, marmot, chipmunks, and frogs. You'll have a couple of miles to grind up Elk Mountain Road on dirt doubletrack. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $55. Other than the rocky descent from the Elk Mountain trailhead, the family will all be able to do this loop. Trailhead: Located in the Elk Mountain Campground, across from the amphitheater. Now, Knapp Creek is less popular and Potato Mountain rounds out the loop triad. 87.9 km Easy Trails Elk Mountain. 1h 17m, Great views of Sawtooths. The Elk Mountain “trail” has lots of this nonsense. 11.4mi, Trail is all clear. Uneven terrain with small rocks or roots. Take the Elk Mountain/Wilson River Trail up past a sign. • The last 3.5 miles is a roughly level trail paralleling the Wilson River and nearby highway. 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. The trail splits a quarter mile or so into the hike down switchbacks to Beaver Valley. Get Trail News Subscribe to our free email newsletter for hiking events, news, gear reviews and more. Two years ago I did Elk Mountain looping back by way of Elk Creek. I highly recommend this trail. Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites. • Once you are near the top you intersect another trail (there is a sign post). 4,705' Up Please explain. • 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. 1992.76 m 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. Olympic National Park charges a fee to enter. — Definitely a trail to do in the evening or in the morning then go do something else. There are two trails out of the trailhead. #3,288 in the world. 2,768' Up Washington Trails Association 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 625-1367. Along the way the hiker will have great views of the surrounding plains and mountains, most of which are part of the refuge. Very steep. 9113.01 m Down. 2206.72 m Up The doubletrack switches back to the north, and you're less than a mile from singletrack. Moderately steep. Local Trail Association Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance. This is one you really should ride while in Stanley. Hiking distances and ascents are as follows: • Elk Mountain Loop: 11.2 miles, 746 feet. 11.4mi, First mountain biking in the area. • Elk Mountain … Here you will have a great view of the valley and surrounding mountains. The rugged mid-country of the West Elk … — Turn left on the trail that leads on a rocky path all the way back to the parking lot. 843.67 m Up 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. 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 … 4,146' Down Go ahead and do another lap! Trail, Sawtooth National Forest - Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The Elk Meadows Trail begins in mountain hemlock forest, with silver fir, Douglas-fir, noble fir, Engelmann spruce and western white pine. Mill Castle Trail is one of the most rugged and scenic trails in this Wilderness. There are essentially no switchbacks and the trail has lots of small, loose rock, so be careful not to slide down the mountain. The trail is easy to follow, has good signage, and is well maintained thanks to efforts by the Mazamas Club. The meadow portion may be swampy before the end of June. From Portland, take Highway 26 west to Highway 6. 11.3mi. 6,538' Up 665.0 km Fees are $30 per vehicle or $25 per motorcycle. 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. 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. 1335.44 m Down, 54.6 mi PDF of first leg of the Loop The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. 2206.22 m Down, 41.0 mi An excellent mid-length ride for intermediate to experienced riders, this loop is a hoot. 555, offers a magnificent scenic overlook, known as. The trail is pretty rocky here for about a mile. An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. … Trailhead Co-ordinates: 47.9184, -123.3823 Open map in new window. Most of the trails provide excellent pathways for horse traffic. For the short version of the hike, Elk Mountain is 1.8 miles into the hike. Elk Mountain (#85) See weather forecast ... Washington Trails Association 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 625-1367. Return to the Bluegrass Ridge-Elk Mountain Vista Trail Junction and go right on the Bluegrass Ridge Trail. Land Manager: Sawtooth National Forest - Sawtooth National Recreation Area, 36.5 mi The trail starts in the trees at gentle grades. The trail opens up to nice views of Elk Mountain and the ridge you just took before ascending slightly more to the summit. I would highly recommend hiking poles, as a good portion of the trail is steep with shale or melting snow. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Technical terrain with no alternate lines. The Elk Garden Trail leads to a valley in the shadows of Whitetop Mountain. This is an approximately 10 mile hike with significant elevation gain. Trailhead: Located in the Elk Mountain Campground, across from the amphitheater. The view of the Oregon coastal range is stunning as you … Dogs are also able to use this trail … 29,898' Down 1335.59 m Up Sign in and head up the trail. Trailhead. 58.6 km A forest hike up to, and along the ridgeline of Elk Mountain and Kings Mountain. Elk Mountain Trail is a 11.1 mile loop trail located near Stanley, Idaho and is rated as moderate. The trail is often overgrown here and tough to spot. 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 Bear left along the contours of the hill as the singletrack continues across a series of ridges and pine groves. the “Top of the World.” (Turn onto Castle Garden Road, which turns into Mason Hill Road. Distance: 22 miles Climbing: 3,000 feet Difficulty: Expert. We did the loop counterclockwise on 9/21. About Elk Mountain and Kings Mountain loop trail, Oregon Coastal Range. This is an approximately 10 mile hike with significant elevation gain. • About two hundred miles of trails offer opportunities for extended loop hikes through the West Elk Wilderness. Im not sure why there aren’t any reviews for this trail yet, but this is a great hike. The loop also leads through the heart of the elk range from Driftwood to Weedville on Rt. It was primarily used to haul supplies to the lookout tower on Elk Mountain. 11mi Some trails in the Sawtooths follow crystal-clear rivers. • The view of the Oregon coastal range is stunning as you … Something else? 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. There are some sections that may require your hands for support. Some mud in meadows. 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. 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. 29,903' Up Start just past the Elk Creek … It's a nice casual loop that that starts and ends at the stanley lake campground. Be aware that dirt bikers (although forbidden) may be seen. The Elk Mountain Trail starts just off Highway 6 which runs from Tillamook on the coast to the west side of the Portland suburbs. This is a difficult trail with steep inclines and declines. There’s a huckleberry understory that invites plunder in late summer. Being a jerk / offensive? 1 mile / 1.6 km (round trip) The grassland and forest meet on this trail around the campground. After getting down into the valley you hike across small creeks for a bit before climbing up a very steep section. Elk Mountain Trail begins in earnest - it will be clear how steep this trail can be from the very beginning. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. 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. Reaching the summit of Elk Mountain is an arduous task. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from March until September. Nice loop. Elk Mountain Campground Trail. NOT OKAY! There is unburned mountain hemlock forest on the left and stark snags from the 2006 burn on the right. The Elk Mountain “trail” has lots of this nonsense. 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. 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. Overview Wagonhammer's Elk Loop offers a healthy dose of climbing and very uniquely challenging singletrack. The views from the top are not as great as a few other view points just a little downhill. Dogs are also able to use this trail. It gets veryy steep in areas. Parking is … During September and October, elk may be heard bugling at dawn and dusk. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is $15 per person. This ride is often clear of snow in April giving some great backcountry riding months before the high country dries. Length 11.1 miElevation gain 997 ftRoute type Loop 7,240' Up 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. 4,381' Down This hike combined two three trails in the Tillamook State Forest: Elk Mountain Trail, Kings Mountain Trail, and Wilson River Trail. 1h 30m, great trail full of everything you could ask for, even the Forest road coming down was fun!! The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are … 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. This is a 20 kilometer, 400 meters elevation gain/loss loop to the confluence of the Elk River and Kootenay. Both Elk and Kings Mountains are fairly radical climbs of about 2500′. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. It is very easy to miss the first trail split, but you can identity it by noticing the switchbacks leading down into the valley. The Woods Walk is a popular path between Kebler Pass and the Lower Loop. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Loop around Elk Mountain then an out and back to see BridalVeil Falls. Prairie Vista. For the Elk Mountain hike, start just past the Elk Creek Campground. • This is a large meadow with lots of wildlife in the mornings. 922.7 m Down, 36.4 mi Elk Mountain Map & Directions. The summit has a sign and box with a register like Elk Mountain. 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. Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast. 58.7 km This is the bottom of the Elk Loop climb. 2,794' Down 3,027' Down • From this intersection take Hwy 6 for 46 miles west to milepost 28 and turn right at a sign for Elk Creek Forest Park. With Jeff. 4,382' Up 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. 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 signage is down at the halfway point, so be on the lookout for the tiny viewpoint which is where you’ll loop around. The trail climbs nearly 2,000 feet in less than 2 miles, and the steepness is compounded by loose footing almost the entire way. 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