Length: 11 mi (17.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +425/ -318 ft
Total: 0 riders

Mountain Biking Elk Creek To Hogan Creek Loop

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Elk Creek and Hogan Creek are both great singletracks. Connecting them for a

loop uses a couple gravel roads.

Starting on the road at the west side of Elk Creek, take Road #1297 up and into

Elk Creek. After about 1/2 mile look for signs across a meadow marking the <br
start of the trail. There is alot of vegetation here but the trail is fairly easy to

spot. There is a creek crossing just beyond the signpost, afterwards the trail is

very obvious.

The ride up Elk Creek is not very technical and climbs gradually. There can be

deadfall and there are a couple stream crossings. The trail comes to a gravel

road (#1295). Go left here and follow the road about a mile to the start of the

Hogan Creek Trail. This is well marked with a sign and the trail is very visible

entering the woods.

Hogan Creek Trail descends quickly and be ready for log waterbars and there are

a couple water crossings. The trail comes to a small meadow and seems to <br
disappear. Stay to the right side of the meadow and cross the small stream <br
where the trail picks up again and comes back to Trail Creek Road soonafter.<br

Go left on the road and cruise back to Elk Creek along the picturesque valley.

This loop is also fun ridden in the other direction; up Hogan Creek and down Elk


First added by chukt on Oct 10, 2012. Last updated May 1, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
This ride is off of the Trail Creek Road #106 east of Chief Joseph Pass on MT43.

Take a left about 6 miles east of the pass.

The ride can begin at the mouth of Elk Creek about 2 miles up the Trail Creek


Hogan Cabin is a good place to start this loop too. It is about 6 miles up Trail

Creek Road from MT43. This cabin can be rented for $25/night from

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