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Elk Mountain Trail

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Length


1.2 Miles 1.9 Kilometers


580' 177 m

Ascent

-21' -6 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

2,218' 676 m

High

1,644' 501 m

Low

Shared By Dustin Brown

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A very nice trail for all users. It's a short distance with a nice climb.

Dustin Brown

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildlife

Open Sunrise to Sunset.

Description

The trailhead is very well marked. There are two trails that split from the same trailhead. Stop by the headquarters to get an information book and see the museum. The trail is maintained but not frequently.

This is a fairly popular spot on the weekends and school vacation times so if you visit during one of those times, expect families and crowds. On the way up the trail, there are multiple game trails and side trails to explore, but don't get lost. There are great opportunities for some rock hopping and pictures. Once at the top, there are some great views available of the refuge.

Either follow the trail back or make your own trail back but if taking an alternate trail be sure to have a plan and research the terrain first. Enjoy your time at the summit and explore around before heading down. The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge has many other trails as well.

Flora & Fauna

Rattlesnakes are native to the area as well as other species of snakes.

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Feb 13, 2019
Joan Pendleton
Feb 2, 2019
Ethan Jones
1.2mi
Dec 28, 2018
An Vu
Feb 3, 2018
Jordan Marshall
Nice trail, not terribly hard, gets fairly vertical at times but it’s bearable. Great view at the top and a lot of room to explore when you finish… 1.2mi
May 20, 2017
Tim Nugen
Sep 24, 2016
Katie Becker
Great hike with the family to the top of Elk Mountain. The views do not disappoint.

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  4.8 from 8 votes

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