Elk Creek Alternate

Union, Oregon

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This trail connects Buck Creek Trailhead to Elk Creek Trail (1944). (Trail 1944A) This route provides an alternate to a short section of the Elk Creek Trail and can be used to make a short loop hike by combining it with that section. The semiopen area along Elk Creek Alternate is often a good place to spot deer and elk.
Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness

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Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness

by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)

This trail connects Buck Creek Trailhead to Elk Creek Trail (1944). (Trail 1944A) This route provides an alternate to a short section of the Elk Creek Trail and can be used to make a short loop hike by combining it with that section. The semiopen area along Elk Creek Alternate is often a good place to spot deer and elk.

© 2014 Fred Barstad/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Union
Distance: 1.4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: June through Oct
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: USDA Forest Service Wallowa Mountains Office, 201 E 2nd St. / PO Box 905, Joseph, OR 97846; (541) 426-5546, (541) 426-4978; www.fs.usda.gov/wallowa-whitman
Local Maps: USGS China Gap OR; Geo Graphics Wallowa Mountains Eagle Cap Wilderness, either of which shows part or all of this trail as a road
Driving Directions: Directions to Elk Creek Alternate

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