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Lion's Back Trail

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Length

0.9 Miles 1.5 Kilometers


Doubletrack

Elevation

269' 82 m

Ascent

-15' -5 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

9,126' 2,782 m

High

8,857' 2,700 m

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A very easy gravel road up to Elk Falls Lookout.

Ian Eldridge

Overview

Family Friendly: Very easy and short
Dogs: Leashed

Description [Suggest Changes]

Lion's Back Trail is a very short jaunt that starts at the intersection of Marmot Passage Trail and Bugling Elk Trail at Elk Falls Pond. It provides very easy access to the Elk Falls Overlook. Head right, along the shoreline, and ride up the gravel road for 1 mile until you reach the section of the trail that is hiking only. The very short hike from here allows you to see Elk Falls, and provides a great spot for lunch.

For those looking for a more scenic or challenging access to Elk Falls Overlook, consider riding West Meadow Trail and/or Chimney Rock Trail.

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May 27, 2018
Katie Purdy
Sep 12, 2015
Ken Martinez

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  1.8 from 4 votes

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#2,287

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View of falls definitely NOT worth the boring grunt climb Sep 18, 2016

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