Elkhorn Crest Trail

Pinky approaches Twin Lakes on the Elkhorn Crest Trail

Pinky approaches Twin Lakes on the Elkhorn Crest Trail

.Pinky and TDM went on a little roadtrip earlier this summer, and along the way hit a few new trails that really stood out to both of us.  The highlight for me was probably the Elkhorn Crest Trail, which has been on the wish list for a few years now, but never seemed to quite happen.  We didn’t get to rally the full rig due to time and energy constraints, but the ride still makes it to the top of the TDM classics list.  Here are a few photos, but check out the full write up here.

Pinky approaching the highpoint with goats raining rocks down on us from above. Tricky creatures, these goats.

Pinky approaching the highpoint with goats raining rocks down on us from above. Tricky creatures, these goats.

Typical crest scenery, complete with baby goats (right), and a very pleased pinky taking in the sights and sounds at the Twin Lakes Trail intersection.

Typical crest scenery, complete with baby goats (right), and a very pleased Pinky taking in the sights and sounds at the Twin Lakes Trail intersection.

Marble Pass

Marble Pass

Closest Towns:  Baker City (30min), La Grande (1hr), Boise (2.5 Hr)

Trail Style:  Backcountry   Giggle Rating: ***  Riding :***  Scenery :****  Flow:**  Adventure: ****

Technicality: Moderate (Easy South of twin lakes).

Physical Difficulty: Easy to gnarly, depending on the section and use of shuttles, etc.

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