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Red Elephant Hill, Empire Loop 4x4 Trail

Fun, steep trail to interesting Empire Hilton Cabin

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Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 13 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  This is a fun 4-wheel-drive trip with plenty of challenge and great scenery. A unique feature of the route is the Empire Hilton Cabin.... more »

Tips:  Pick a clear day when the trail is dry. Please pass occupied house near start of trail as quietly as possible to avoid disturbing... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Start Here

Head east uphill and turn left before large gate. The road climbs uphill and swings left in front of an occupied house. Continue past house and bear right uphill. Please pass house quietly without disurbing residents.

2. Start of Loop

After long steep climb up well defined road, you reach start of loop. Turn right downhill. Road is steep and rocky.

3. Empire Hilton

Cabin on left is called the Empire Hilton. It's open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you use the cabin, make sure to leave it better than you find it.

4. Mill Creek

Bear left and cross Mill Creek. When you reach road above creek, stay left again.

5. Turn for Bill Moore Lake

To complete loop, continue straight. Right on 171.3C goes to Bill Moore Lake. (This trail is available as eGuide from FunTreks.)

6. Stay Left

Stay left on best traveled road to return to start of loop at Point #2.