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Elk Meadows Trail #645

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.6 (5)

A nice trail with views of MT Hood.


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Map Key

10.0

Miles

16.1

KM

89%

Runnable

5,266' 1,605 m

High

2,997' 913 m

Low

1,122' 342 m

Up

2,396' 730 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

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Need to Know

Water is available from flowing creeks if you don't want to pack a lot of water.

Description

Start at the Hood River Meadows/Elk Meadows Trailhead. Follow the trail signs (northeast) toward Elk Meadow Trail #645. You'll cross two creeks, the second one (Newton Creek) being the biggest. There is a good size log if you go about 100 yards upstream; it was big enough for the dog and runners to easily cross.

After crossing, you'll head up fairly steep switchbacks for about a mile. After you crest the ridge it will mellow out. You can make a full loop around Elk Meadow, but it was pretty boggy so we just went out the same way. There are great views up at the meadow.

Several options are available from the same trailhead.

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Shared By:

Matt Williams

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Elk meadow at dawn
Jun 24, 2020 near Governm…, OR
Portland September 2017
Mar 20, 2019 near Governm…, OR
MT Hood in the background after crossing Newton Creek
Jun 7, 2018 near Governm…, OR

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