Elk Lane - Trail, Grants Pass, Oregon

Elk Lane - Trail, Grants Pass, Oregon

DESCRIPTION

trails vary, my favorite is 4 mile loop starting and stopping at the end of Elk Lane. singletrack and some fire road to the top.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 17, 2008]
drdan52000
Weekend Warrior

This is on County land.
Good trail for beginner and trail training.
Lots of short trail in area.
A good ten mile loop if go the long way.
I have rode this about 10 time in the past year.

Customer Service

Starting at the end of Elk lane at a large parking area.
Go through the iron gate and head up the jeep trail to the top.
At about .25 mile you come to a saddle, go Right and head up the hill on a jeep trail, at about 1 mile from parking area, you come to another saddle.
You will use gears 1-1 up to 2-4 in this part of the ride.
Go Right and down the hill on the jeep trail for about 2 miles, till you come to Stringer Gap Rd. You could go back now, by going right on the road back to the parking are. Or go on from here.
This is the good part.
Cross over the road, go around the cable (still county land)head up the single track, stay to the Left and head up the hill for about 2 miles to a fork, go Right and start down the hill. You will come near houses but its ok. You will come out at the top of Midway Ave.
Go down Midway, turn Right on Demaray Drive.
Turn Right on Sand Crk Rd. and ride up to Elk lane and turn right on Elk lane and head back to the parking area.
About 10 miles.

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Lost Creek lake trail *****
Appplegate Lake trail *****

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3
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3
[Jun 15, 2008]
DrDan52000
Weekend Warrior

I have made this a 10 mile loop when I ride here.
Starts out on jeep trail and if you go far eight it turns into a single track.

Customer Service

I start riding about and year ago. So I used this to train and get in shape with.
I start at the end of Elk lane, big parking area.
Ride past the iron gate and head straight up the hill on a jeep trail, about .25 miles, at a saddle.
At the saddle you can turn Right and follow a single track back down to the parking area or Left and keep going up the hill on a jeep trail. Depending on the shape you are in, I get down to a 1-2 and 1-1 in the gears.
At about 1 mile you hit another saddle and I go Right and down the hill on the jeep trail. There is a trail straight up over a knob here,I haven't check this out??
Stay on the trail till come to the bottom, about 2 miles.
You come out on Stringer Gap Rd., you could ride back from here(turn right)or I go across the road and past cable on trees and hit a single track trail here.
Stay to the Left at first fork and go for about 2 miles, all a slow up hill climb. You will get 1-3 to 2-4 in the gears.
At this fork you need to go Right and it starts in to a down hill ride, still single track, it comes near houses but everyone is ok with this, just keep to the trail. Go Right to Midway Ave., Right to Demary dr, Right Sand creek, Right to Elk Lan.

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I have rode:
Lost Creek lake
Applegat Lake
Cathard Hills

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3
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3
[Oct 28, 2007]
Cliff
Cross Country Rider

These trails rock. Nice climb to the top. Great single track down. What more could you ask. I recomend you stop in one of the local bike shops to find out where the cool trails are.

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4
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4
[Jan 19, 2001]
Kathleen

Yes, Elk Lane has a good climb to the top (worth the effort) once you find the sweet single track downhill.
It is fast, tight,scenic and fun. There are several
other trails on the mountain. The area is worth exploring. You will encounter motor cycles and horses as well as other friendly mtn bikers. I ride with some
intermediate level ladies from my riding group there.
gotta ride now...bye kathleen

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3
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[Jul 18, 2001]
Hans & sam.

Elk Lane consists mostly of an old log road with some singletrack branching off here and there. Two nice climbs and some great views. The main road isn't that challenging -- very wide, fairly smooth (mostly), and the grade is generally not really steep (with some exceptions) -- it's a great place to take beginners. Some of the singletrack is pretty extreme, but limited in length. Fairly large place -- fun to explore, but after you've gone everywhere there is to go here, you quickly realize there's a lot better riding elsewhere nearby. Still, not a bad place to ride. Beware the property line on the south end, which is well-marked in most places.

Customer Service

from Grants Pass, go west on Hwy 199, turn left onto Bushnell Dr. and follow the road until you come to the cul-de-sac at the end -- the trail starts there. Plenty of parking available.

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Taylor Creek Trail, just outside Merlin, is tops. In Grants Pass, check out Cathedral Hills Park.

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2
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[Apr 03, 2003]
squirreltoes

ok ride, thats not far from grants pass. at the present this tral is about to vanish, again proof that this place is being californacated to death. homes are invading this area....fast.

Customer Service

several ways there. but thats changing...

Similar Products Used:

cathederal hills. jedi trail, taylor cr.

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2
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