Elk Cove Trail

HARD 5 reviews
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Elk Cove Trail is a 9.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mt Hood, OR that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.3 miles 2853 feet Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

views

wild flowers

blowdown

http://www.mthood.info/hikingtrails/elkcove631.pdf

3 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

The hike is made more difficult with all the fallen trees you have to contend with, but Elk Cove is worth the effort. A memorable hike.

backpacking
5 months ago

Did anyone hike this recently ?

Needed info about how much snow should we expect.

1 year ago

This hike is stunning. Amazing view of hood, beautiful forestry and clearings.

hiking
4 years ago

Not sure how this is listed as a 3.6 mile hike, the out and back is 10.4 miles and you'll want to walk around the cove and enjoy the flower display if you time it right. Hike through Dollar Fire burn most of the way. Found out why some hikers where pants, the trail was very brushy. The flowers were outstanding at Elk Cove, worth the trip.