DISTANCE
10.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
977 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike along Big Elk Creek. We took our dog and he was able to cool off in the stream along the way. My GPS measured 6.3 miles to the creek crossing and trail split to Siddoway Fork and Neeley Cove. Stream was still moving swiftly so we didn't attempt to cross. The trail also appears to cross the Big Elk Creek at about mile 5+, but there is an optional trail up along the cliffs on the north side of the creek. It is a good trail, although a little rocky. Didn't see any animals, but there are plenty of wild flowers. Still, watch out for thistles!