ElevationAscent: 137' 42 m
Descent: -131' -40 m
High: 5,105' 1,556 m
Low: 5,030' 1,533 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)
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“A challenging singletrack through amazing terrain, both like you've never seen before.”— David Lingle
Look for the start of this trail just below the fence on the east side of the saddle between Wagonhammer and 4th of July drainages. Elk Trail contours across open terrain on the east of the butte to another saddle and fence.
Across this northern fence gate, the trail can be overgrown and tough to spot. Bear LEFT after the gate and look for the trail to get better ahead in the sage. From the gate, the trail crosses more open ridges, but they are now covered in sage and there are wooded sections in the gullies.
Once at the Lewis and Clark carsonite trail marker you have three options: 1) Take a break and absorb the huge views. 2) Continue contouring on trail back to the old road bed you climbed up on. 3) Turn down the ridge on what locals called Lewis and Clark (Meadow Surfer) to continue on the Elk Loop ride.
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Photos, Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed
Local Club: Salmon Idaho MTB Assoc
Land Manager: Salmon-Challis National Forest
Feb 9, 2020: FOREST PARTNERS COMPLETE WILLIAMS FARM BILL PROJECT