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.
dogs on leash
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.
Did anyone hike this recently ?
Needed info about how much snow should we expect.
This hike is stunning. Amazing view of hood, beautiful forestry and clearings.
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.