Elk Ridge and Carey Creek is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Maple Valley, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until October.

Length5.3 miElevation gain770 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingNature tripsBird watchingRunningForestViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Pete McCallum
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Hiking

Great out there some wash out parts but were able to navigate around.

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KH Kenny
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FishingClosedWashed out

Both legs of the loop are currently closed due to trail washout/damage. The road that runs up the middle of the loop that is not part of this route is OK, which is what we did. Done this way, it's about 3 miles up and back. If you chose to jog around the closure barriers, it's unknown the challenges you will encounter along the loop trail at this point. 5 stars given more since we have no idea of trail aesthetic on the actual loop.

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Rod Emmons
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Hiking

Beautiful fall colors. More of a walk in the woods than an actual “Hike”.

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Kris Hesse
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HikingBlowdown

Horse trail lots of poop. Parts were closed

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Alex Perez
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HikingClosedMuddyRockyWashed out

No good. Fist sized rocks on the upper trail made for a treacherous run. Also, only part of the trail is open, large section closed off for repair of a wash out. Not recommended.

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Karli Hoffman
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HikingMuddyRocky

Nice little trail. A but muddy and torn up by horses, but pretty flat and creek crossings.

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Martin Buckley
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Hiking

Trail was muddy - but passable. Quite a few trees down from the storm earlier in the year.

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john earl
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Hiking
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john parkey
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Stephen Gilewski
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Marty B
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Charles Harris
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Andrew Dalton
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Darrell Rowe
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Susan Helland
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Paula Cox
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Angrid Henning
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Andrea Hartman
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Margie Bardsley
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David Hoekman
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Susan Helland
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Elizabeth Taylor
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Marla Mcnary
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Jessica Malm
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