Elk Meadow Trail

EASY 4 reviews
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Elk Meadow Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mt Hood, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,102 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

snow

hiking
1 month ago

A nice walk through the woods and over a creek. A small meadow at the top in the middle of the loop but didn’t see the abundance of wildflowers I expected. I did not want to go off trail and maybe there were more views had I done that or maybe they have already peaked. There’s a small log bridge along the loop that did not seem sturdy. I heard it crack as I walked over it....be careful! Also, be careful crossing the creek. It took some steady footing. This hike was relatively easy otherwise.

hiking
2 months ago

I would call this moderate based on the fact that you climb 1,000 ft in 1 mile. Otherwise an easy hike overall. Not many campsites but those on the east side of the meadows have nice views of Mount Hood.

1 month ago

Sunday, September 04, 2016