Elkhorn Ridge Trail #3347

This trail follows along the top of Elkhorn Ridge offering occasional views to the North and South. The "Phantom Natural Bridge" is on the Eastern end of this trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This trail is in an area impacted by the Beachie Creek and & Lionshead Fires. Before visiting areas affected by wildfire, make sure to review the 4 Steps for Safety for recreating in burned areas.

Permit Info: Wilderness self-issue permit required
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Gates and Detroit, Oregon
Water: No water is available along the trail.
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information


Access from:

General Notes:

Map of Elkhorn Ridge trail

Bring plenty of water because there is none available for most of the hike.

Close to:


Phantom Bridge Area: 3 - 4 vehicles

Forest Service Road 201: 4 - 6 vehicles

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate


Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Horse Riding

Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Most Difficult

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  Area/Length : 
4.7 miles

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  Elevation : 
3800 feet - 3900 feet