Elk Lake is a 14.8 mile out and back trail located near Detroit, OR. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for off road driving.
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!