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Elk Creek Trail #3510, OR

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Difficulty 4 of 5
Distance One Way 8.54 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,866 feet
Elevation Gain 2,489 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,793 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 17.85
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7  2020-06-22 keepmoving
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,853
Routes 16,190
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 23 Male Gender
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Sun  6:42am - 5:01pm
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Beginning at Elk Creek Trailhead, Elk Creek Trail #3510 immediately heads up steep switchbacks around a ridge. The trail levels out at the top of the ridge, entering Three Sisters Wilderness and winding through open forested stands adjacent to meadows and swamps. The trail passes by several lakes before connecting with the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 to the east.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    To Elk Creek Trailhead
    From Blue River, OR, travel 4 miles east on Highway 126 and turn right onto Forest Road 19 (Aufderheide). Continue right at the Y junction for 3 miles to the top of Cougar Reservoir. At the reservoir, continue south on Forest Road 19 for 20 miles and turn left (north) onto Forest Road 1964. Continue down this road and turn left (east) at Forest Road 456. Continue down this road to a large pullout on the left at South Fork Trailhead on the north side of the road. Elk Creek Trailhead is on the south side of the road here as well.

    From Portland - 3 h 56 min (178 miles)
    From Baker City - 6 h 50 min (317 miles)
    From Medford - 4 h 49 min (230 miles)
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