Elk Creek Road, Wilson River and Idiot Creek Loop Road

HARD 1 reviews
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Elk Creek Road, Wilson River and Idiot Creek Loop Road is a 10.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bay City, Oregon that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

10.6 miles
2,608 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


trail running



1 month ago

Beautiful. Certainly not “hard” but not easy. Constant switchbacks to the front top. Incredible forest lushness, sounds, smells, mists and well maintained trail. There is no water, I brought three quarts split between myself and dog though there were a few trickle spots he got h2o from and a cooling lie down. 20 lb. pack. The last half which is all down, is a well graded compacted slightly graveled forest service road. Not that easy to walk on as the gravel is inconsistent in sized... Boring compared to the first 3.5 miles up the hill at the beginning, but still it was there so might as well. Not. One. Person, on the whole trail.