Elk Mountain Out-and-Back
ElevationAscent: 1,944' 593 m
Descent: -1,944' -592 m
High: 2,759' 841 m
Low: 874' 266 m
GradeAvg Grade: 28% (15°)
Max Grade: 92% (43°)
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“A demanding and precarious scramble up steep slopes with incredible views of the surrounding Tillamook Forest.”— Greg B
It's unlikely you'll encounter others as you pull yourself up the ridge's path; it's not for the faint of heart. You'll surely be taking ample breaks as you climb Elk Mountain Trail; however, there are numerous viewpoints of the mountain summit, the Wilson River far below, Kings Mountain beyond, and the forested hills of Tillamook State Forest, that make for great resting points.
Once at the summit of Elk Mountain, you have the option to make this an out-and-back or continue on to loop Kings Mountain Trail or the Elk Creek Trail.
Land Manager: Tillamook State Forest