Wagonhammer - Elk Trail Loop is a 14.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near North Fork, Idaho that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 14.7 miles Elevation Gain: 2,919 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly


horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers


Singletrack loop with a moderate climb, some tough sidehill, and a steep downhill.

2 months ago

Did the trail on 3/16/2020 and only made it about a mile in before we decided to turn around on account of all the slush and water in the canyon. For the small part of the trail we did see, was very beautiful and will definitely be hitting it up again in the summer!

Mon Jan 14 2019

Awesome trail! The scenery is beautiful and great for training tough terrain.

Thu Sep 27 2018

We started up the right loop. This trail is pretty good to run for the first 4 miles. Then the trail almost disappeared. It needs maintenance. Made it halfway around the loop at 6 miles and turned around. The double loop is likely more than 25 miles. Not all that good for hiking after mile 5 either. I haven’t gone to the left, can’t say how the trail is.

Thu Jan 04 2018

It's not a bad trail, but if you want to spend a day hiking in Idaho, there are plenty of more scenic spots to hit.

Thu Apr 23 2015

Beautiful! Great mountain bike trail.

Fri Apr 19 2019

Mon Aug 07 2017

Tue Jul 11 2017