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    Elk Mountain Trail Loop

    Difficulty
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    Moderate
    Duration
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    2.5-3.5h
    Distance
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    6.9 km
    Elevation
    This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
    418 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Elk Mountain Trail is a loop hike that passes under Obstruction Peak, up to Elk Mountain, and back through the lower valley. This 6.9 km hike is moderately difficult, with a few steep sections but nothing that the novice hiker can’t handle. You can hike either way, but most hikers prefer going clockwise.

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    Route Description for Elk Mountain Trail Loop

    The Elk Mountain Trail Loop is a pretty hike of moderate difficulty that takes you underneath Obstruction Peak and up to Elk Mountain before dropping down into the river valley. Most hikers prefer this route clockwise, which is how we’ll describe it.

    Begin from the trailhead, taking the trail on your left to wrap under Obstruction Peak. At the junction of the loop, stay to the left to go clockwise. You’ll climb into the ridge and then hike just under the ridge to Elk Mountain. From here, the trail makes a sharp turn and drops steeply into the valley. It turns abruptly to the right and then crosses the creek.

    Cross over the valley floor before making one final ascent up a set of narrow switchbacks to where the trail meets. You’re not far from the trailhead from here!

    Getting to the Elk Mountain Trail Loop Trailhead

    The trailhead for Elk Mountain Trail Loop is at the end of Obstruction Point Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      April-October

    • Pets allowed

      No

    • Family friendly

      No

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Lollipop

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