Elk Lake Creek Trail #559 is a hiking and horse trail in Marion County and Clackamas County, Oregon. It is within Bull of the Woods Wilderness Area, Mount Hood National Forest, and Willamette National Forest. It is 8.4 miles long and begins at 3,717 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 16.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,597 feet.
Elk Lake Creek Trail #559 Professional Review and Guide
"Highlights include a challenging road, a lovely lake, and trailheads into one of Oregon’s most underrated wilderness areas. The Elk Lake Road is purposely kept to a low standard of maintenance to discourage overuse. Elk Lake otherwise might get a great deal of visitor spillover from the popular Detroit Lake resort area."
--Art Bernstein, Oregon Byways (Wilderness Press).
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