14 miles
Distance
1,359 ft
Climb
-1,466 ft
Descent
02:42:44
Avg time
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Elkhorn Crest Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Elkhorn Mountains
    Baker City, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Season
    Late Spring thru Early Fall
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #24390 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

High alpine, high exposure and high risk. Stunning views of the Elkhorns and on a clear day the Cascades a few hundred miles west. Lots of shale throughout, and there are several sections where a mistake can be extremely costly. Eagles, hawks, mountain goats, mountain lions and more. Several alpine lakes await if you need a break.

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More Stats for Elkhorn Crest Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -107 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,438 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,386 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,545 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,438 ft
  • Grade
    -0.144%
  • Grade max
    -32.601%
  • Grade min
    25.811%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,127 ft
  • Avg time
    02:42:44
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Status:
on Sep 26, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Elkhorn Crest Trail Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 7:48am
      Sep 26, 2017
      Trail's in great shape if a little dry. Go get it before the snow falls again.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
      All
      • 12 rides
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      Elkhorn Crest Trail, La Grande
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag dkscott (Aug 21, 2017 at 20:20)
       This is a phenomenal trail. While not that technically challenging and no huge climbs to tackle, the narrow trail and sustained exposure is exhilarating and mentally taxing. Strongly recommend flat pedals for this one. The first few miles of trail are wider with less exposure. The approach road can be a little rough and steep. Good tires and clearance are a must.
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