Elkhorn Peak Climber's Log

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Snowslogger - Oct 10, 2023 3:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2021

During Elkhorn Crest Hike  Sucess!

Hiked from Marble Pass, climbed Elkhorn Peak with Sally, Andy, and Danielle, then camped at Twin Lakes. Saw a couple mountain goats but not nearly as many as the previous time I was here.

Super Dave

Super Dave - Dec 30, 2021 3:54 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2021

From Marble Pass  Sucess!

Unsettled weather, but a great hike and saw lots of goats. Started at Marble Pass and did Rock Creek Butte, Elkhorn Peak, and Marble Point. Trip Report


Judd97 - Jun 29, 2019 8:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2019

Easy but fun  Sucess!

I've been up to climb Rock Creek Butte before, figured I'd come back and get Elkhorn. Easy but very scenic trail to Twin Lakes and up to the saddle at the intersection of the Elkhorn Crest trail. Goat trail to the summit and back down again. Car to car in less than 5 hours from Twin Lakes TH makes for a perfect afternoon jaunt.


scgrant - Jul 26, 2014 12:13 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2014

Elkhorn Peak  Sucess!

Via Twin Lakes and onto Rock Creek Butte. Great hike.

Troy B

Troy B - Jul 27, 2010 6:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2010

Route Climbed: Twin Lakes Trail  Sucess!

Excellent early season climb, snow covered the entire ridge leading to the summit. Traversed over to Rock Creek Butte then returned to Twin Lakes and out to the car.


nickkarl - Oct 19, 2009 11:19 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2009

Marble Pass  Sucess!

Hiked from Marble Pass then headed over to Rock Creek Butte. A longer hike that anticipated but another great day in the Elkhorns!


boisedoc - Sep 7, 2009 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2009

quick traverse  Sucess!

traversed across this on the way back to Marble Pass from RC Butte

Luke Morris

Luke Morris - Dec 25, 2008 10:46 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2008

Sense of humor.  Sucess!

I was drug up this rediculous mt. by two hikers with a sense of humor. I couldn't walk for 2 days... Thanks CalebEOC and Cascadetravelor... The goats were cool though I think we counted over 30.


cascadetraveler - Sep 4, 2008 12:13 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2008

Watch out for for goat crossing.  Sucess!

I scrambled up this worthy peak with Caleb EOC and Calebs brother Luke. We started from Marble Creek TH and proceeded down the Elkhorn crest trail. The crest trail was exhilerating running at 8000 ft and offering up commanding views of eastern Oregon. I was taken by suprise as I stumbled upon a goat crossing a high saddle between false summits. We also did an exposed descent off the n.w side of the mountain. Good Times!


calebEOC - Sep 3, 2008 6:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2008

Marble Creek Pass  Sucess!

After snowstorms ran us out of Central Idaho, cascadetraveler, my brother Luke and I did the Elkhorn Crest trail route for this and Rock Creek Butte.


idahomtnhigh - May 15, 2007 11:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 1999

Route Climbed: NE Ridge  Sucess!

Came in from Pine Creek Reservoir and climbed Rock Creek Butte first than followed the crest trail over and summited Elkhorn.


cmc56789 - Sep 17, 2005 2:45 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: September 14, 2005  Sucess!

Did this as part of a four day backpack in the Elkhorns. Hiked from Lost Lake to Twin Lakes the day before. Saw lots of goats in the morning on my way up from Twin Lakes. Great views on a nearly cloudless day. I did Rock Creek Butte after this one, and then headed to Summit Lake for the night.


Moni - Oct 24, 2004 11:37 am

Route Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: 23 March 1975  Sucess!

Climbed in a raging snowstrom that paid off with fabulous skiing on the descent.

With Fred and Bill Bowes, Jr.

Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Sep 27, 2004 8:35 am

Route Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: 23 March 1975  Sucess!

Climbed from a camp at Goodrich Lake with Moni and Bill Bowes Jr..

We climbed on skis nearly to the summit and finished by foot. We were in a raging snowstorm and had absolutely marvelous deep powder skiing on the northeast side of the peak for our descent.

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Sep 27, 2004 3:52 am

Route Climbed: Twin Lakes Trail Date Climbed: September 26, 2004  Sucess!

Started at 7 am and made Twin Lakes by 9. Took some photos and rested there then up the switchbacks to the saddle. Met Ken Jones there, a friend of Bob Bolton and Dean Molen and Dennis Poulin's. Headed up the ridge to the summit after watching the goats move around the vertical east face. Spooked one on my way up. The ridge was easier than I expected. Descended back down to the saddle and then on over to Rock Creek Butte.

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