5 miles
Distance
873 ft
Climb
-8 ft
Descent
00:41:49
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Elk Creek Trail

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
    #41866 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 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
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
    00:41:49
  • Avg reverse time
    01:30:24
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Status:
on Aug 28, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Elk Creek Trail Reports

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      Aug 28, 2020 @ 6:03pm
      Aug 28, 2020
      Clear and badass.
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 10:35am
      Jul 25, 2020
      reporter Clear of all deadfall....but for one new one. Thx BBCC!
      Jul 29, 2019 @ 12:20pm
      Jul 29, 2019
      reporter Clear of all deadfall. 6 more cleared by BBCC since last report. Thanx BBCC!
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 8:57am
      Jul 20, 2019
      reporter
      Clear of all deadfall.
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 8:38pm
      Jul 6, 2019
      reporter Many trees chainsaw worthy trees down. Avoid until this trail is cleared.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 12 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
      All
      • 21 rides
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      Aug 28, 2020 @ 6:04pm
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      Aug 28, 2020 @ 6:03pm
      Aug 28, 2020
      28 |
      Jul 7, 2019 @ 7:45pm
      Jul 7, 2019
      25 |
      Sep 16, 2018 @ 6:01pm
      Sep 16, 2018

      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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