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Elk Cove from Vista Ridge Hike/Log

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Elk Cove from Vista Ridge Hike

This is a trail log page. The hike mile column refers to how many miles you'll have hiked on this particular hike to reach the listed point. Hike miles will be different from one hike to another. The trail mile column is a permanent marker for the trail measuring miles from the start of the trail. Trail miles are a permanent feature of the trail and are the same from hike to hike. Sections of the trail included in this hike are blue. Other trail segments are provided for you to personalize your own hikes.


Vista Ridge Trail #626
Hike Mile Trail Mile Elevation Notes Location
0.0 0.0 4600 Road.JPG Vista Ridge Trailhead
0.4 0.4 4640 Junction.JPG Vista Ridge-Old Vista Ridge Trail Junction
2.5 2.5 5700 Junction.JPG Vista Ridge-Eden Park Trail Junction
2.9 2.9 5800 Junction.JPG Timberline-Vista Ridge Trail Junction


Timberline Trail 600 (Partial Log)
Hike Mile Trail Mile Elevation Notes Location
10.0 3500 Junction.JPG Timberline-Ramona Falls Trail Junction
10.6 3300 Junction.JPG Timberline-Yocum Ridge Trail Junction
12.8 2900 Water.JPG Muddy Fork Crossing on Timberline Trail
14.6 4400 Junction.JPG Timberline-Bald Mountain Cutoff South Trail Junction
15.3 4300 Junction.JPG Timberline-Bald Mountain Trail Junction
15.4 4300 Junction.JPG Pacific Crest-Timberline North Trail Junction
15.9 4400 Junction.JPG Timberline-Bald Mountain Cutoff North Trail Junction
16.0 4440 Junction.JPG Timberline-McGee Creek Trail Junction
17.1 5000 View.JPG McNeil Lower Viewpoint
17.7 5700 Junction.JPG Timberline-McNeil Point Scramble Trail Junction
18.3 5700 Junction.JPG McGee Creek Crossing
18.5 5600 Junction.JPG Timberline-Mazama Trail Junction
18.8 5700 Junction.JPG Timberline-McNeil Point Trail Junction
19.0 5600 Junction.JPG Timberline-Eden Park Trail Junction
19.0 5600 Cairn Basin
19.1 5540 Water.JPG Ladd Creek Crossing on Timberline Trail
2.9 20.0 5800 Junction.JPG Timberline-Vista Ridge Trail Junction
3.0 20.1 5800 View.JPG Wy'East Basin
3.1 20.2 5780 Water.JPG Creek
3.1 20.2 5770 Water.JPG Creek
3.2 20.3 5770 Water.JPG Creek
3.2 20.3 5750 Water.JPG Creek
3.2 20.3 5800 Junction.JPG Timberline-Pinnacle Ridge Trail Junction
3.5 20.6 5800 Junction.JPG Timberline-Dollar Lake Trail Junction
4.3 21.4 5500 Junction.JPG Timberline-Elk Cove Trail Junction
4.4 21.5 5500 View.JPG Elk Cove
22.2 5150 Junction.JPG Coe Creek Crossing on Timberline Trail
23.7 5800 Campsite.JPG Two campsites
25.5 6000 Junction.JPG North end of Eliot Detour
25.8 6000 Water.JPG Eliot Creek Crossing
26.1 5900 Junction.JPG Timberline-Cloud Cap Trail Junction, South end of Eliot Detour
27.1 6700 Junction.JPG Timberline-Cooper Spur-Tilly Jane Trail Junction
28.5 7300 View.JPG Timberline High Point
30.1 6500 View.JPG Remains of Gnarl Ridge Shelter
31.6 5650 Junction.JPG Timberline-Gnarl Ridge Trail Junction


Connecting Trails

Old Vista Ridge Trail
Hike Mile Trail Mile Elevation Notes Location
0.0 4640 Junction.JPG Vista Ridge-Old Vista Ridge Trail Junction
1.3 4800 Junction.JPG Meadow, Side trail to Red Hill
1.6 4850 Junction.JPG Meadow, Side trail to The Rockpile
2.4 4400 Site of Red Hill Guard Station
2.8 4180 Water.JPG Perry Lake


Pinnacle Ridge Trail #630
Hike Mile Trail Mile Elevation Notes Location
0.0 3700 Road.JPG Pinnacle Ridge Trailhead
3.0 5800 Junction.JPG Timberline-Pinnacle Ridge Trail Junction


Dollar Lake Trail #600C
Hike Mile Trail Mile Elevation Notes Location
0.0 5800 Junction.JPG Timberline-Dollar Lake Trail Junction
0.3 5800 Water.JPG Dollar Lake


Elk Cove Trail #631
Hike Mile Trail Mile Elevation Notes Location
0.0 3600 Road.JPG Elk Cove Trailhead
1.2 3640 Trail leaves old road
3.1 4715 View.JPG Coe Overlook
4.2 4040 Water.JPG Cove Creek Crossing on Elk Cove Trail
5.0 5500 Junction.JPG Timberline-Elk Cove Trail Junction


  • Campsite.JPG Campsite
  • Closed.JPG Closed area
  • Bathroom.JPG Restrooms
  • Road.JPG Road access
  • Junction.JPG Trail junction
  • View.JPG View
  • Water.JPG Water source

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Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.

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