Elk Mountain Primitive Trail
Ecosystem Type: Subalpine meadow, alpine tundra
Trail Tread Types: Primitive
General Elevation Trend: very steep
Backcountry Permits: Required for overnight trips - Obtain at Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles.
Camping: Please camp only in established camps or on bare ground to prevent vegetation damage.
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Distance: 1.3 miles
Elevation Change: 6650 ft. to 5600 ft.
Best Season: July through October
Connecting Trails: Obstruction Point/Deer Park Trail,Badger Valley Trail, Grand Pass Trail
Stock: Open to stock - Obstruction Point Road and Deer Park Road are closed to stock and stock trailers.
Leave No Trace: Please Leave No Trace of your stay to help protect park resources and to prevent further erosion.
Camping regulations: Camp on bare ground only. Vegetation is very fragile. Area is generally muddy and not suitable for camping.
Camping: No campsites
Fires: Fires are not allowed above 3,500 feet.
Wildlife Precautions: Save the Bears! Please properly secure your food to protect bears and yourself. Do not feed any wild animals!
Safety: When traveling on snow, bring an ice axe and know how to use it.