Elkhorn Crest

Type: Backcountry, Mountain Bike Trail
Length: 23.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (off pavement)
Camping
Dogs - Mushing
Dogs - On leash
Fishing
Motorized vehicles - Motorcycling
Motorized vehicles - Snowmobiling
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? Yes

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Directions

Location: West of Baker City, OR., Crosses Blue Mtns. NW of Baker City.
States: Oregon
Counties: Baker, Grant
Latitude: 44.96306   Longitude: -118.22552

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Description

The Elkhorn Crest Trail is the highest trail in the Blue Mountains, crossing alpine and sub-alpine life zones up to 8,200' elevation. Panoramic views of the Baker Valley and the Wallowa Mountains meet the eye to the east, while the endless folds of the Blue Mountains fade away to the south and west. Six lakes may be viewed from the Crest Trail and an additional five can be reached by spur trails or cross-country travel. Meadows and some springs below the trail offer rest stops and campsites. Wildlife such as deer, elk, mountain goats and birds of prey may be observed from the trail.

The southern section of the trail is located in general forest lands while the northern end is within the Baldy Unit of the North Fork John Day Wilderness Area.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 5%
Elevation Low Point: 7,100
Elevation High Point: 8,400
Year Designated: 1979

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest recreation

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.

Information Receptionist
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Baker Ranger District
3165 10th St
Baker City , OR 97814
(541) 523-4476
http://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/wallowa-whitman/recreation

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Baker Ranger District
3165 10th St
Baker City , OR 97814
(541) 523-6391
http://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/wallowa-whitman/recreation

 

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