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Elk Lane

Average Rating:    (2.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

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.
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Latitude
42.38912269231836
Longitude
-123.37177097797394
Trail Directions
Hwy 199 to Elk Lane follow until you reach a culdesac
Trail Length
miles varies
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Grants Pass
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
June 17, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: drdan52000 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lost Creek lake trail *****
Appplegate Lake trail *****



Comments
Michelle & Roger (03/19/2009)
What about the trails in Ashland, defiantly some of the best trails in Southern OR
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Review Date
April 3, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: squirreltoes , from grants pass oregon

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
several ways there. but thats changing...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
cathederal hills. jedi trail, taylor cr.



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Review Date
July 18, 2001

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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3.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Hans & sam. , from Grants Pass

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Taylor Creek Trail, just outside Merlin, is tops. In Grants Pass, check out Cathedral Hills Park.



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Review Date
January 19, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Kathleen , from Grants Pass, OR

Summary:
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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