Year-round family fun awaits you in the back country of Elk River. With hundreds of miles of ATV, snowmobile, cross-country skiing, driving and hiking trails, there is something for everyone.
Trails take you from Elk River into the scenic Clearwater National Forest. Connecting trails will lead you to many scenic attractions.
Visit the largest cedar tree in the Rocky Mountains, it is more than 3,000 years old and 18 feet in diameter. Take a drive through the giant cedars in the Morris / Perkins Cedar Grove. Hike in the summer or snowmobile in the winter on the Upper Basin Interpretive Trail. You may purchase your ORMV snowmobile registration and groomer stickers at The Elk River Lodge and General Store.
Waterfall lovers can hike the Elk Creek Falls. See three different sets of falls – be aware there are quite a few inclines on this trip. For year-round family fun visit Elk Creek Reservoir, great for family fishing. Trolling motors only are allowed on the reservoir.
Another don’t miss while you are in the area is the Elk River Back Country Byway. This 57-mile route begins in Orofino and travels across the Dent Bridge and follows a route to Elk River and ends at Bovill on SH-8.