5 miles
Distance
123 ft
Climb
-993 ft
Descent
00:38:50
Avg time
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Elk Creek (018) Details

  • Riding Area
    Chief Joseph Pass
    Wisdom, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Season
    June-Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #41866 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

This trail can be done as an out and back or part of a loop ride with Hogan Creek Trail or the CDT.

The lower mile or so, the trail is on old road bed. Above that is is good, sometime idyllic, singletrack.

A lot of the ride goes through an old burn area with regenerating forest.

Expect a couple creek crossings where you will get your feet wet during Summer. Route finding can be difficult in the grassier areas.

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More Stats for Elk Creek (018) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -870 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,467 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,347 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,347 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,477 ft
  • Grade
    -3.628%
  • Grade max
    -36.901%
  • Grade min
    14.22%
  • Distance climb
    3,775 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,649 ft
  • Avg time
    00:38:50
  • Avg reverse time
    01:29:54
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Status:
on Sep 29, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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      Elk Creek (018) Trail Reports

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      Sep 29, 2018 @ 9:54pm
      Sep 29, 2018
      The trees just keep falling. Cleared 2 trees from lower end of trail. All clear.
      Sep 16, 2018 @ 5:59pm
      Sep 16, 2018
      reporter
      Clear of deadfall. Enjoy this trail before the bullets start flying.
      Aug 21, 2018 @ 6:13am
      Aug 21, 2018
      Dozens of trees down in the first half mile. I doubt it's any better all the way to the top. This thing needs a few chainsaws.
      Dec 9, 2017 @ 7:22am
      Dec 9, 2017
      reporter
      Aug 18, 2017 @ 9:43am
      Aug 18, 2017
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
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      Sep 16, 2018 @ 6:01pm
      Sep 16, 2018
      Elk Creek (018), Salmon

      Routes with this trail

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      The Fun Suffer Divide Full Trip
      182 miles
      Hogan Creek Loop
      11 miles

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