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Elkhorn Crest Trail, OR

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Difficulty 4.5 of 5
Distance One Way 23.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,532 feet
Elevation Gain -1,655 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,811 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 29.34
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The Elkhorn Crest Trail (#1611) was established as a National Recreation Trail in 1979. It is the highest trail in the Blue Mountains and runs along the Elkhorn Mountain ridgeline across sub-alpine forests and grasslands. The trail offers panoramic views of the Baker Valley, the distant Wallowa Mountains and the Blue Mountains. Along the way you can also view six high mountain lakes, craggy nearby peaks and maybe catch a glimpse of a herd of elk or resident mountain goats.

There are several end point and side access trailheads for the Elkhorn Crest including the Elkhorn Crest Trailhead on the north end near Anthony Lakes and Marble Pass Trailhead on the south end. Water on the trail is scarce and unsafe to drink if not previously treated. Due to the trail weaving in and out of wilderness, mechanized use is limited on many sections of the trail.

Difficulty level
From Anthony Lakes, the trail is 'more difficult', ascending 1,000 feet on the first 2 miles. Then, the trail levels to offer a gentle hike to the south end at Marble Creek Pass with an 'easy' rating.

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This is a more difficult hike. It would be unwise to attempt this without prior experience hiking.

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2019-08-29 HAZ_Hikebot

    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

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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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    Access to the trail can be reached from the Elkhorn Crest Trailhead on the north near Anthony Lakes, and at Marble Pass Trailhead on the southern end of the trail.

    Forest Road 6510 up to Marble Pass Trailhead is very rough, steep and narrow. High clearance four wheel drive vehicles are strongly recommended.
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