4.5 miles
Distance
873 ft
Climb
-8 ft
Descent
01:21:22
Avg time
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Elk Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Chief Joseph Pass
    Wisdom, Montana
  • Ref Number
    #018
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    June-Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #78212 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Elk Creek mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    865 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,473 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,338 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,473 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,339 ft
  • Grade
    3.6%
  • Grade max
    -3.3%
  • Grade min
    19.3%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    1,063 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,207 ft
  • Avg time
    01:21:22
  • Avg reverse time
    01:30:24
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Status:
on Nov 9, 2021
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Elk Creek Trail Reports

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      Nov 9, 2021 @ 6:02pm
      Nov 9, 2021
      Trail Creek Fire Closure rescinded. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd962068.pdf
      Jul 11, 2021 @ 8:53am
      Jul 11, 2021
      Closed due to Trail Creek Fire. More Info: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7634/
      Jul 4, 2021 @ 7:21pm
      Jul 4, 2021
      Trail has been cleared of deadfall. The first part by the first creek crossing is boggy and has water running down the trail for about 50 feet...
      Jun 25, 2021 @ 10:36am
      Jun 25, 2021
      Word on the street is that this trail is clear of deadfall.
      Aug 28, 2020 @ 6:03pm
      Aug 28, 2020
      Clear and badass.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
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      • 21 rides
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      Aug 28, 2020 @ 6:04pm
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      Jul 7, 2019 @ 7:45pm
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      Sep 16, 2018 @ 6:01pm
      Sep 16, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      The Fun Suffer Divide Full Trip
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      Hogan Creek Loop
      11 miles

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