Elks to Softball Valley

Elks to Softball Valley Park is 8 km.

Head north along the path out of Elks Aid Station. Turn left (west) on the path until you get close to the river.  Turn right off the path to the single-track trail, north towards the hight-level train bridge. At the bridge tower, go around the left side and continue on the single track with the river in view. The photographer is about 50m past the bridge. Follow the trail to the Highway 3 parking lot. At the parking lot, follow the road north under the Highway 3 bridge. Follow the road north under the Highway 3 bridge and then east (right) on the Tollestrup off-ramp to connect back to single-track heading north. Go up and back on the coulee trails and drop onto the road at the Sewage Treatment plant. Follow the road east (right) to the road gate. Cross the road to the single-track heading east. Climb up “Stink Hill” to the top parking lot (Scenic Drive). Follow the paved path north and then get back on the single-track for a short steep climb, and then drop down to the Softball Valley Aid Station (mandatory check-in). 

Note: Enter Softball Valley from the north east edge (start of gun range hill).