Little Elk Creek Trail

 2 votes

4.0 Miles 6.4 Kilometers


Singletrack

3,171' 967 m

Ascent

0' 0 m

Descent

9,144' 2,787 m

High

5,973' 1,820 m

Low

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

52%

Max Grade (27°)

Minor Issues

50 days agoUpdate

This is a very demanding trail and is only for the experienced hiker.

James Park

Overview

No official closures, but spring runoff can make the trail unable to be passed as you cross the creek multiple times at the beginning of the trail and at one point essentially work your way up the creek bed.
Features: Birding — River/Creek — Waterfall — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Off-leash

Description

This trail is 99.9% uphill all the way in, so there really isn't a nice break in the type of hiking you are doing. It's either all uphill on the way out and all downhill on the way back to the trailhead.

Flora & Fauna

We saw lots of different types of birds, a moose, and saw tracks for what looked like a bobcat (but we could be mistaken on that).

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Jun 30, 2017
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  3.5 from 2 votes

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#223

in Idaho

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Conditions


Minor Issues 50 days ago
Dry, Muddy, Snowy, Fallen Trees: I would also add a ton of loose rock on the trail, making spraining an ankle a serious concern.
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