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A nice trail with views of MT Hood.


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Map Key

9.3

Miles

15.0

KM

Point to Point

5,261' 1,603 m

High

3,005' 916 m

Low

900' 274 m

Up

2,356' 718 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

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Need to Know

Water is available from flowing creeks if you don't want to pack a lot of water.

Description

Start at the Hood River Meadows/Elk Meadows Trailhead. Follow the trail signs (northeast) toward Elk Meadow Trail #645. You'll cross two creeks, the second one (Newton Creek) being the biggest. There is a good size log if you go about 100 yards upstream; it was big enough for the dog and hikers to easily cross.

After crossing, you'll head up fairly steep switchbacks for about a mile. After you crest the ridge it will mellow out. You can make a full loop around Elk Meadow, but it was pretty boggy so we just went out the same way. There are great views up at the meadow.

Several options are available from the same trailhead.

Contacts

Shared By:

Matt Williams with improvements by Jason Doedderlein

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#742

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Video guide and review of Elk Meadows Hike with footage of it's features and terrain.
Aug 24, 2022 near Governm…, OR
Elk meadow at dawn
Jun 24, 2020 near Governm…, OR
Portland September 2017
Mar 20, 2019 near Governm…, OR
Portland September 2017
Mar 20, 2019 near Governm…, OR
Portland September 2017
Mar 20, 2019 near Governm…, OR
Portland September 2017
Mar 20, 2019 near Governm…, OR

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Jul 22, 2019
Andrew H
Jul 19, 2019
Ed Rilkoff
Sahalie Falls to Elk Meadows, Elk Meadows Perimeter, Gnarl Ridge cutoff, Timberland toward Cloud Cap to open terrain. — 5h 26m
Jul 19, 2019
Cameron Booth
Hiked in with BPSA Timberwolf pack to Elk Meadows. They handled it with aplomb, even the steep switchback up to the meadows. 3.1mi — 2h 30m
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