Elk Mountain Loop Trail

HARD 36 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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding 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

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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backpacking
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trail running
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1 month 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
1 month ago

Great trail for mountain biking

1 month ago

3 months ago

Amazing views from the summit

4 months ago

8 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!

8 months ago

hiking
8 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
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

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

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Sunday, May 01, 2016

hiking
Monday, March 28, 2016