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Elkhorn Crest

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A high alpine traverse with lots of Mountain Goats.


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Map Key

14.2

Miles

22.9

KM

Singletrack

8,382' 2,555 m

High

7,442' 2,268 m

Low

1,039' 317 m

Up

1,065' 325 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Allowed

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Can be snowbound until July.

Description

The Elkhorn Crest is the highest elevation singletrack trail in eastern Oregon. You'll need a high clearance vehicle to drive to the trailhead or you can park as far up as you can go and ride your bike from there.

There are lots of mountain goats on the Elkhorn Crest Trail and it is great as an out and back to Columbia Hill. If you're looking for something a little easier, there are a couple of shuttle options that can be pieced together. The first 5 miles to the Twin Lakes Trail intersection is a blast both out and back. From 5 miles to 8 miles is rocky and has significant exposure -- but it is all rideable and fun. From 8 miles to 14 miles is great singletrack, there are some rocks but it's mostly fast and technical trail.

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Shared By:

Chris Wandervans

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#28

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#914

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Photos

Twin Lakes - Elkhorn Crest Trail
Aug 28, 2017 near Baker City, OR
Trail on the left, lakes on the right.
Oct 27, 2016 near Baker City, OR
Looking down on the Twin Lakes from the Elk Horn Crest Trail
Sep 17, 2016 near Baker City, OR
The Amazing Elkhorns
May 15, 2015 near Baker City, OR

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