Elk Flat Trail #3241

By Brian Sather — updated Sun, 8/28/2011 - 5:08 PM, created Sun, 8/28/2011 - 4:40 PM

4.82 miles (7.757 km)

Elevation Gain:
1733.09 ft. (528.25 m)
Elevation Loss:
-2941.04 ft. (-896.43 m)

Max Altitude:
4977.03 ft. (1517 m)
Min Altitude:
2851.61 ft. (869.17 m)
This downhill trail goes to the Wenaha River in the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness. Many huckleberries are along the trail particularly during the flatish middle section. Upon arriving at the river, the are 3-4 established camping areas on a flat meadow. There are a couple places to ford the river, which is basically a stream crossing in late summer. The Wenaha River Trail is on the other side, as well as several trails coming into it from the north including: Round Butte #3235, Sawtooth Ridge #3256, Dexter Ridge #3101, and Slick Ear Creek #3104. Trailhead: One official camp spot with a fire-ring and picnic table is located at the trailhead and numerous primitive camping is nearby. A bathroom is also at the trailhead. Road 62 is the main access road from either Troy, Elgin, or Tollgate. There currently is no sign marking the junction with Road 290, with accesses the trailhead. It is just a short way down Road 290. Restrictions: NW Forest Pass required, Wilderness Regulations.
 Waypoint #1 — 45.916324, -117.769360




    The parking and trailhead (right)

    The campspot at the trailhead