Elk Lake Trail is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Detroit, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking and off road driving and is best used from March until October.
off road driving
This is one of my favorite drives to an absolutely beautiful mountain lake. The drive itself is rather easy, you do not need a 4x4 however you do need some ground clearance a pickup or SUV will work fine. Some people will take a pickup camper up to the lake where there is a campground but don't try it with a trailer!