Elkhorn Peak Climber's Log

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Jerry L - May 17, 2020 5:10 pm Date Climbed: May 17, 2020

Amazing Hike  Sucess!

My dog and I hiked this one today from the north. There was tons of snow on the way up there and a beautiful cornice along the rock cliffs. We were lost most of the time but finally made the summit after 4 hours of climbing. Then it was 3 hours back down. We parked in the large lot below the forest service cabin so that added 5 miles roundtrip. We loved this hike !

annerk - Jul 6, 2019 6:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2019

We did it!  Sucess!

Summited via North ridge, descended via south...went up Kent's peak and eventually found Kent's Canyon Trail to make a loop. Lovely area to explore.


LazyJSkwires - Oct 26, 2018 5:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2014

Off trail  Sucess!

There were trails, then there weren't. The summit cairn is worth seeing on its own


KayCees - Sep 25, 2010 9:59 am Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2010

elkhorn  Sucess!

Great day, we followed the 4 wheeler trail up the Kents canyon path then veered off to the SE ridgeline, hiked north along the ridge from there, summited, then continued north along ridge and descended to trailhead. Fun Day.


Dean - Jul 11, 2009 12:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009

North ridge  Sucess!

After doing the Samaria Mountains HP (Wood BM), my wife and I stopped at the Summit campground to spend the rest of the day and night while I hiked to the top of Elkhorn Peak. I hiked it from the campground which made it about 11 miles roundtrip and 3000 feet of elevation. I used up almost all my water as it was a hot day but the off trail portion from the Indian Mill Canyon crest went fine. Just stay to the ridge crest as much as you can and aim for Pk 8577 along the way. Often a use trail can be found which helps make the almost two miles of off trail OK.


mountaingazelle - Jun 8, 2007 2:07 am Date Climbed: May 13, 2007

Southeast Ridge  Sucess!

I became interested in climbing Elkhorn Peak after reading about its history. It is one of the most prominent peaks in the area. I climbed up the Southeast Ridge which wasn’t planned but turned out to be a great route. There was still a lot of snow in Kents Canyon. Good view from the summit.

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