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black Little Elk Creek Trail

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4.0 mile 6.4 kilometer point to point
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 3,171' 967 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 9,144' 2,787 m
Low: 5,973' 1,820 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 15% (9°)
Max Grade: 52% (27°)

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Trail shared by James Park

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

James Park

Features Birding · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

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.

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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