If you've been out hiking the Elk Creek Trail in the past few weeks you've probably noticed that there has been quite a bit of work done to the trail.
Fear not, the Elk Creek Trail is not undergoing an identity change. It will remain designated open to hiking and mountain biking only.
The upgrade work that is in progress includes hardening water crossings and widening the length of the trail. This project is being done to facilitate easier and more efficient access for the increasing number of Search and Rescue operations carried out on the Elk Mountain - Kings Mountain - Elk Creek Trail network by our partners from the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, the Tillamook County Fire District, the Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon State Police.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Forest Grove Recreation Unit at 503-357-2191.