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Elks Picnic Area Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

At the large Elks Picnic Area parking lot (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Driving Directions

Drive Highway 26 west and take Exit 57 for Glencoe Road and North Plains.

Turn left onto Glencoe Road after exiting and drive 1.4 miles.

Make a right onto Zion Church Road, which becomes Cornelius/Schefflin Road, and drive 3.8 miles before coming to a roundabout.

Go right at the roundabout for Forest Grove via Verboort Road. In 0.5 miles, you’ll come to another roundabout.

Here drive around and go south on Martin Road for Forest Grove. Drive 1.9 miles and come to a T-junction with Highway 47, where you turn left.

In 0.4 miles, come to the major crossroads with Pacific Avenue, where you keep straight.

Keep traveling south on Highway 47 for 5.3 miles and turn right for Scoggins Valley Park and Henry Hagg Lake.

After 3.2 miles, you’ll come to the entry Ranger Station where you need to pay a day-use fee in season ($7).

Continue another 0.3 miles and turn left on West Shore Drive.

Drive 0.3 miles over the dam wall, and then turn right into the large gravel parking area at the Elks Picnic Area.

Other Notes

  • $7 day-use fee (Season Pass also available)
  • Share trails with mountain bikers
  • Picnic areas, boat launches, restrooms, drinking water, information kiosks
  • Trails can be very muddy during the rainy season

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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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