The last 3.5 miles is a roughly level trail paralleling the Wilson River and nearby highway. A variety of classes and activities are offered for every skill and fitness level and are open to both members and non-members. That includes randomly choosing a trail to hike, and having it turn out to be packed with views, challenges, variety, and shared with a great hiking partner. Did the Elk Mountain - Kings Mountain traverse in the Spring of 2012 with my BCEP Team. I chose Elk Mountain because it appeared to be a relatively short but challenging hike to the summit which I could pull off with an afternoon start. Great sunny day, tons of snow on the ground. Elk Mountain climbs steeply from Oregon Highway 6. Mountain (climbing) weather forecasts for 2 elevations of Mount Mazama, Cascade Range, Pacific Coast Ranges, United States. Take the Elk Mountain/Wilson River Trail up past a sign. There is a box at the summits of both Elk and Kings Mountains where you should kindly sign the Mazama guest register. Mount Mazama (Giiwas in the Native American language Klamath) is a complex volcano in the state of Oregon, United States, in a segment of the Cascade Volcanic Arc and Cascade Range.Most of the mountain collapsed following a major eruption approximately 7,700 years ago. The Elk Mountain to Kings Mountain Loop is something else entirely. The rope was put in by the Mazamas, a local climbing and hiking club that has adopted this trail for maintenance. The trail is well marked and in good shape due to the efforts of the Detailed 6 day mountain weather forecasts for climbers and mountaineers planning expeditions. Mazamas offers over 700 hikes and 350 climbs annually. cmc56789 - Oct 8, 2003 1:26 am Route Climbed: elk mountain - kings mountain loop Date Climbed: February and Octaober 2003; April and May 2004 . Then you deal with the ups, downs and all-arounds to get to that junction. The volcano is in Klamath County, in the southern Cascades, 60 miles (97 km) north of the Oregon-California border. The Mazamas, the mountaineering education nonprofit club formed at the summit of Mount Hood in 1894, offers its Around the Mountain supported hiking trips each Labor Day weekend. Elk Mountain is an American tomme-style cheese hailing from Oregon. Near the summit of Elk Mountain, looking west across the Tillamook State Forest. The Mazamas volunteer on the 25K course, helping racers via fixed ropes at the top of Elk mountain and on Kings mountain. Hiked it with a group of Mazamas. This Mazamas trail, about halfway between Tillamook and Forest Grove, is a great conditioning hike, with lots of steep climbing. 10 miles; duration roughly about 6-8 hours.The terrain is rugged forcing a slower pace than the normal 3-mile per hour gait. The road continues over a bridge to a parking area. 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