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Anthony Lakes / Elkhorn Crest Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Anthony Lakes Recreation Area is located high in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon. About one mile of the trip is on forest roads, the rest is on trails. The route involves a two-mile loop and two out-and-back spurs. The out-and-back portions of the trip are 4.4 miles long and .6 mile long. Included in the outing are 2.7 miles of fine single-track on Elkhorn Crest Trail. Skilled technical riders will love the challenging mix of rocks, big check dams, and roots that this trail throws their way. Anthony Lakes is located approximately 35 miles northwest of Baker City."
--Laurie & Chris Leman, Mountain Bike! Oregon (Menasha Ridge Press).
Fantastic ride from the Anthony Lakes campground. We rode from our campsite! Quite beautiful singletrack with some challenging climbs (I had to hike-a-bike in sections, but my husband rode 99% of the ascent). The views from the wilderness boundary were spectacular, and the downhill was the icing in the cake! It was also an appropriate length for our two middle aged australian shepherds as well, with several streams for them to cool off in. A great short challenging ride, only wish we could have ridden into the wilderness area.
It was very muddy and a grueling climb. not for the unskilled biker. worth going if you know what your doing. Wouldn't recomend until later in the year.
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