North Fork John Day Wilderness: Elkhorn Crest Trail is a 20 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Bates, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking and is best used from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
20.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,655 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

views

snow

backpacking
3 months ago

For an experienced backpacker, this is easily doable in 2 nights. Absolutely stunning views, wildlife, and wildflowers. We started at marble creek pass and stayed at twin lakes the first night and summit the second. If you can end at Anthony Lakes on a Sunday during the summer, the starbottle saloon should be open and you can reward yourself for knocking out 23 miles with some beer and pizza.

Friday, October 03, 2014

I had it at 23.Great hike tons of views and wildlife. Plan on 3 days.Stopping at twin lakes a must.Mountain goats all over.

hiking
Friday, August 31, 2012

it is actually 22 miles

hiking
Sunday, September 03, 2017

hiking
Saturday, August 19, 2017