Elk Creek Falls

This wide, well-maintained trail is actually an old wagon road that provides access to settlements along the Clearwater River. This series of trails provides access to three falls that comprise Elk Creek Falls.

photo: Type: Backcountry, Snow Trail
Length: 2.10 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Camping
Dogs - Off leash
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Equestrian - Other stock
Fishing
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Swimming
Swimming - Diving/snorkeling
Wildlife Observation
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Elk River, Idaho
States: Idaho
Counties: Clearwater
Latitude: 46.766   Longitude: -116.18206

From Moscow, drive 49 miles east on ID 8; turn right on gravel Forest Rd. 1452 (turns into Elk River Rd.). Continue 2.1 miles to Elk Creek Falls Trailhead.

Description

This wide, well-maintained trail is actually an old wagon road that provides access to settlements along the Clearwater River. This series of trails provides access to three falls that comprise Elk Creek Falls. These trails have a rating from easy to moderate. One section of this trail passes by an old school house site and several species of old- growth timber. The Upper Falls has a 20' vertical drop, the middle falls is a 70' vertical drop, and the lower falls has a 50' vertical drop. This series of trails is 3 miles in length and takes about an hour and 15 minutes to hike. The trails are well marked, and have interpretive signs at historic sites. This trail is closed to all motorized recreation.

Additional Details

Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 10%
Elevation Low Point: 1,200
Elevation High Point: 1,300
Year Designated: 1988

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Trimble Outdoors - trail information
Website: Forest Service - trail information

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Duane Annis
Clearwater National Forest
Clearwater National Forest
12730 Hwy. 12
Orofino , ID 83544
(207) 476-4450
dannis@fs.fed.us
http://fsweb.clearwater.r1.fs.fed.us/

 

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