Elk Mountain Loop Trail

HARD 39 reviews
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Elk Mountain Loop Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tillamook, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3290 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

3 days ago

awesome trail! Now one of my favorites.

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

29 days ago

backpacking
1 month ago

2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

2 months ago

I did the elk mountain summit trail. Beyond beautiful views, but be prepared to work for them. It is an uphill climb the whole way with barely any breaks of downhill or leveled out ground. My boyfriend and I were incredibly sore the next few days following the hike. We only encountered one other couple on the way up and down the mountain.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Great trail for mountain biking

2 months ago

4 months ago

Amazing views from the summit

5 months ago

9 months ago

A steep slippery climb to the summit, but great views once you're there. The two miles after feel long, it's a drop right away, but then a lot of variation in elevation before you finally hit the Elk Creek split, so save your energy. It's a beautiful chunk of forest though, mist, clouds, salal berries, moss and not crowded at all. I thought people might be exaggerating but it is a tough one. Bring plenty of snacks and water and enjoy!

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

it was hard hike but great experience. I wouldn't go back again anytime soon because it was too hard scary. definitely this hike is not for kids.

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

hiking
Thursday, June 23, 2016

hiking
Monday, June 13, 2016

The views on this hike were awesome but it was very difficult. It is mostly steep uphill and overgrown in many areas.