14 miles
Distance
1,913 ft
Climb
-2,000 ft
Descent
03:28:35
Avg time
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Elkhorn Crest Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Elkhorn Mountains
    Baker City, Oregon
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • 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

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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -87 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,444 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,391 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,531 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,444 ft
  • Grade max
    -52.206%
  • Grade min
    86.66%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,883 ft
  • Avg time
    03:28:35
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Status:
on Sep 26, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Elkhorn Crest Trail Trail Reports

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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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Sep 26, 2017 @ 7:51am
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Elkhorn Crest Trail, Portland
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Elkhorn Crest Trail, Klamath Falls
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Elkhorn Crest Trail, Klamath Falls
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Elkhorn Crest Trail, La Grande

1 Review & Comments

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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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