Mt Elijah Tr1206

3D view of Mt Elijah Trail #1206

Overall: 5

Aerobic: 7

Technical: 6

Steepness: 7

Flow: 4

Singletrack: 100%

Mt Elijah Tr1206 is not recommended for biking, especially on peak summer weekends, so is only suitable if camping in the area.




Avg: 14mi



Elevation Change

Avg Ascent:4800'

Ascent Incline



Avg: 4hr





Boundary Tr1207 is open for biking, accessed from Lake Mountain/Bigelow Lake Tr1214 and the final segment of Mt Elijah Tr1206.

As the trail status and maintenance may become prohibitive for biking at any time, please check with the nearest ranger station on trail status prior to attempting this very challenging ride.

Boundary Tr1207 is a ridgeline trail which crosses numerous saddles (high mountain meadows), so involves multiple ascents over rugged terrain.

The southern section enters the Red Buttes Wilderness and so is offlimits to biking.

Red Buttes Wilderness Hiking

The Oregon Caves are a popular tourist destination, with family hiking trails which are not maintained for mountainbiking.

Directions: NW Forest Pass required right at the TH. I-5 to the Grants Pass exit, then follow the signs to Oregon Caves. At Cave Junction go left onto SR46, then FR4613 to FR070 and park at the Lake Mountain/Bigelow Lake TH. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Mt Elijah #1206 Trail Topo Map

OAB Directions

boundary conditions

Mt Elijah Area Topo Map

  • TH: Ascend or hike-a-bike from the Bigelow Lake Tr1214 TH (5633') for 1mi (6300'), then descend to Mt Elijah Tr1206 (6175').
  • 1.3mi: Go left onto Mt Elijah Tr1206 and switchback to Boundary Tr1207 (5750').
  • 2.1mi: Ascend 0.8mi to Elk Creek Tr1230 intersection (5900'), followed by a steep ascent to 6400'. Descend to a meadow at 5930', followed by a steep ascent to 6300'.
  • 6.5mi: Having ridden off the ridgeline, pass the OBrien Creek Tr900 TH at 6200' and continue 0.6mi to the Windy Gap ride summit at 6500'.
  • 7.2mi: At Windy Gap, return to the TH, or continue past the Mt Elijah Tr1206 intersection for 2.5mi to Craggy Mountain, then return to the TH.



Trail Index

This Ride

Bigelow Lake Trail 1214, Boundary Trail 1207, Mt Elijah Trail 1206


Big Tree Trail, Cave Creek Trail 1205, Cliff Nature Trail, Elk Creek Trail 1230, Grayback Interpretive Trail 1204, Green Valley Trail 904, Limestone Trail 1235, O'Brien Creek Trail 900, Sturgis Fork Trail 903,

Red Buttes Wilderness

Bolan Lake Trail 1245, Fehley Gulch Trail 1231, Kings Saddle Trail 1245A, Sucker Creek Trail 1237, Tannen Lakes Trail 1243,


Bolan Lake Campground, Cave Creek Campground, Grayback Campground


Trail Rankings

Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.

  • Overall Rating: Ride quality and challenge
  • Aerobic: Ascent challenge
  • Technical Difficulty: Terrain challenge
  • Steepness: Average incline
  • Flow: Uninterrupted riding
  • Elevation Change: Total elevation gain
  • Ride Difficulty: Terrain challenge






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