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A short eroded trail leading to Beachie Saddle and multiple trails with some good views along the way.


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0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

Point to Point

4,306' 1,312 m

High

4,022' 1,226 m

Low

302' 92 m

Up

29' 9 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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The road up to Elk Lake is fairly rough and rocky but manageable with decent ground clearance (think Crostrek, Rav4, etc).

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Although technically starting at the end of NF-4697 where Bagby Trail #544 ends, you'll want to park lower down at the top of the road to Elk Lake or turning around will be a major pain! This section of trail was once a road leading up to the Beachie Saddle, Battle Ax Mountain Trail #3340, Battle Axe Creek Trail #3339, and Beachie Trail #3341.

It's now been overgrown to be singletrack, and is very eroded by a stream of water that runs straight down it creating a rut 2-3 feet deep in sections. There are a few excellent open views to Mount Jefferson from the trail but for the most part this is a trail used to get to other trails / make loops with.

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Karl W

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Nice views to Mount Jefferson on the way up to Beachie Saddle
Jun 27, 2020 near Mill City, OR

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