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* Elevation: 3720 feet
 
{{Driving Time|145 minutes}}
 
{{Driving Time|145 minutes}}
  
 
=== Hikes starting here ===
 
=== Hikes starting here ===
 
**{{Hike ring|trailhead=Elk Lake Creek Trail Northern Trailhead|hike=Elk Lake Hike|log=Elk Lake Hike/Log|previous=Battle Creek Shelter|next=Elk Lake Trailhead}}
 
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**{{Hike ring|trailhead=Elk Lake Trailhead|hike=Battle Creek Shelter (From South) Hike|log=Battle Creek Shelter (From South) Hike/Log|previous=Elk Lake Trailhead|next=Battle Creek Shelter}}
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=== Fees and Regulations ===
 
=== Fees and Regulations ===
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Drive 4.4 miles and make a left onto paved FR 4696.  
 
Drive 4.4 miles and make a left onto paved FR 4696.  
  
Go 0.8 miles and turn left onto gravel FR 4697, signposted HIGH CLEARANCE ONLY.  
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Go 0.8 miles and turn left onto gravel FR 4697, signposted HIGH CLEARANCE ONLY. Good durable tires are strongly recommended from this point forward
  
Wind up for 4.7 miles on this potholed road to a Y-junction and turn left.  
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Wind up for 4.7 miles on this rough rocky road to a Y-junction and turn left.  
  
Drive another 1.6 miles to the obscure trailhead, which is on your right. [[Elk Lake (Bull of the Woods)|Elk Lake]] lies below. You can park by the side of the road here making sure to leave room for other vehicles to pass. There are trail signs a few yards up the trail.
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Drive another 1.6 miles to the easy-to-miss trailhead on your right. [[Elk Lake (Bull of the Woods)|Elk Lake]] lies below. There is parking for two cars by the side of the road here; make sure to leave room for other vehicles to pass. There are trail signs a few yards up the trail.
  
 
=== Other Notes ===
 
=== Other Notes ===
FR 4697 is a rough road. Low-slung passenger cars are going to bottom out here. All vehicles should travel very slowly and with caution.  
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FR 4697 is a very rough road. Low clearance cars might make it if you drive very slowly and carefully, but high clearance and good tires are strongly recommend. All vehicles should travel very slowly and with caution.  
  
  
 
=== Contributors ===
 
=== Contributors ===
 
* [[User:Stevefromdodge|Stevefromdodge]] (creator)
 
* [[User:Stevefromdodge|Stevefromdodge]] (creator)

Latest revision as of 00:53, 25 February 2020

Parked opposite the trailhead on narrow FR 4697 (bobcat)

Contents

Hikes starting here


Fees and Regulations

  • Self-issued wilderness permit required.

Driving Directions

Drive I-5 south through Salem and take Exit 253 for Highway 22, Detroit Lake, and Bend. After making the exit, turn left onto Highway 22.

Drive 49.4 miles to Detroit and turn left onto FR 46 for Breitenbush, Elk Lake, and Olallie Lake.

Drive 4.4 miles and make a left onto paved FR 4696.

Go 0.8 miles and turn left onto gravel FR 4697, signposted HIGH CLEARANCE ONLY. Good durable tires are strongly recommended from this point forward

Wind up for 4.7 miles on this rough rocky road to a Y-junction and turn left.

Drive another 1.6 miles to the easy-to-miss trailhead on your right. Elk Lake lies below. There is parking for two cars by the side of the road here; make sure to leave room for other vehicles to pass. There are trail signs a few yards up the trail.

Other Notes

FR 4697 is a very rough road. Low clearance cars might make it if you drive very slowly and carefully, but high clearance and good tires are strongly recommend. All vehicles should travel very slowly and with caution.


Contributors

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.

Hiking is a potentially risky activity, and the entire risk for users of this field guide is assumed by the user, and in no event shall Trailkeepers of Oregon be liable for any injury or damages suffered as a result of relying on content in this field guide. All content posted on the field guide becomes the property of Trailkeepers of Oregon, and may not be used without permission.