Northern Oregon

Kings-Elk Mountain

Length: 9 miles
Low Point: 650'
High Point: 3200'
Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Scenery: 4.25/5

Difficulty: 4.5/5

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The first trailhead, leading to Elk Mountain begins by driving from Portland on Highway 26 west, taking the Highway 6 cutoff for Tillamook and the Wilson River Highway. Follow this route until reaching milepost 28 and the Elk Creek Forest Park Campground on the north side of the highway. The trailhead begins at the far end of the campground.

The Kings Mountain Trailhead begins 3 miles to the west of the Elk Creek Campground with a trailhead on the north side of the Highway.

Trail Description

The two trails leading to the summits can be done separately, or combined with an old logging road that connects the two peaks. Views from the tops of both mountains offer views of the surrounding coast range, as well as the summits of the Cascades.


The trek down is particularly difficult in drier weather, as the scree is very loose on an already very steep grade.
2004-06-26 14:41:49


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