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Battle Creek Shelter (From South) Hike

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  • Start point: Elk Lake TrailheadRoad.JPG
  • End point: Battle Creek Shelter
  • Trail Log: Trail Log
  • Hike Type: Out-and-back
  • Distance: 8.4 miles
  • Elevation gain: 1,100 feet
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Seasons: Summer, Fall
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Backpackable: Yes
  • Crowded: No

Contents

Hike Description

Remote and wild, the Elk Lake Creek Trail follows Elk Lake Creek through the Bull of the Woods Wilderness Area 8.9 miles between Elk Lake on the south end and a trailhead on the northern end on Road 6380.

Maps

  • Green Trails Maps: Battle Ax, OR #524
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness, Bull of the Woods Wilderness, Opal Creek Wilderness, Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area
  • Geo-Graphics: Bull of the Woods and Opal Creek Wilderness Map
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: Clackamas River Ranger District
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: Mt. Hood National Forest

Regulations or Restrictions, etc.

  • Most of the hike is within the Bull Of The Woods Wilderness Area. All wilderness area restrictions apply.

Trip Reports

Related Discussions / Q&A

Guidebooks that cover this hike

  • 101 Hikes in the Majestic Mount Jefferson Region by Matt Reeder
  • 100 Hikes In The Central Oregon Cascades - by William L. Sullivan (1st Edition, 1991) [Begins at southern trailhead. Detailed writeup only in 1st Edition.]


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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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