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Hiking & Walking: Oregon > Willamette National Forest > Blue River Ranger District

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Elk Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 3,040 Feet (947.6 Meters)
Difficulty: More Difficult
Elevation Gain: 1,360 Feet (423.9 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 4,400 Feet (1371.6 Meters)
Length, One-way: 3.5 Miles (5.83 Kilometers)
USGS Map: Chucksney Mountain


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General Description

Elk Creek Trail #3510 is a more difficult 3.5 mile hike at an elevation of 3,040 feet. This trail starts out steep with many switchbacks for the first 2 miles until you reach the top of the ridge then levels out. The trail leads into the Three Sisters Wilderness Area.

Directions from Blue River: Travel 3.5 miles east on Hwy. 126 to Aufderheide Road (FS road 19). Continue on Aufderheide Drive for 22 miles and turn left onto Rd. 1964 for 2.7 miles. Turn left onto Rd. 456 and travel to the Elk Creek Trailhead 0.5 miles down the road.

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Normal Services Available: Year-round .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Elk Creek Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding
Yes



Related Activities
Box Canyon Horse Camp - Box Canyon Horse Camp is located approximately 30.5 miles southeast of Blue River at an elevation of 3,600 feet. This campground has 14 sites with trailer space, fire rings, corrals and tables.

Crossing Way Trail - Crossing way Trail #3307 is a very difficult 6.3 mile hike at an elevation of 4,640 feet. Tis trail goes through dry lodgepole pine country, the trail is relatively level for 3.1 miles then climbs into the McFarland Lakes area.

McBee Trail - McBee Trail #3523 is a more difficult 20.5 mile hike at an elevation of 3,840 feet. This trail starts at Box Canyon Horse Camp which allows horses-persons to camp and then ride into the Three SIsters Wilderness.



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Willamette National Forest, 211 East 7th Avenue , Eugene, OR, 97440, Phone: 541-465-6521

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