Hiking Idaho, 3rd: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures

Hiking Idaho, 3rd: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures

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Overview

Lace up your boots and sample more than 100 trails in Idaho's vast undeveloped backcountry and wilderness areas. Discover pink granite peaks of the Sawtooth Range, "big tree" country in the Selkirk Mountain rain forest, and Hells Canyon - the deepest gorge in North America. Idaho offers hikers some of the most magnificent and rugged mountain scenery in the Lower 48 as well as peaceful alpine meadows, sparkling lakes, excellent fishing, and the chance to see high-country wildlife. Use this guide for: up-to-date trail information; accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails; difficulty ratings for each hike; detailed trail maps; zero-impact camping trips. Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest throughout Idaho.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762770878
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 06/17/2014
Series: State Hiking Guides Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 488
Sales rank: 155,155
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Luke Kratz grew up in Pocatello and has been hiking in Idaho since he was very young. He has degrees from Missouri State University and Idaho State University and has always been involved in environmental protection organizations. In addition to hiking and traveling, he enjoys writing, recording, and performing music on piano and guitar. He currently lives near the Idaho border in Star Valley Ranch, Wyoming, where he has been teaching music for Lincoln County School District for the last eight years.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Trail Finder 22

Map Legend 28

The Hikes: Selkirk Mountiains and Salmo-Priest Wildreness 29

1 Harrison Lake 31

2 Hidden Lake and Red Top Mountain 35

3 Long Canyon 39

4 Salmo-Priest Divide Loop 44

5 Two Mouths Lakes 49

6 Upper Priest River 53

Salmon River and Clearwater Mountains Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness 60

7 Lower Selway River 62

8 Selway Crags via Big Fog and Legend Lakes 67

9 Seven Lakes Loop 71

10 White Cap Creek 76

Mallard-Larkins Proposed Wilderness 81

11 Larkins Lake 83

12 Pete Ott Lake and Vicinity 87

Proposed Great Burn Wilderness 91

13 Goat Lake 92

14 Steep Lakes Loop 96

Meadow Creek 100

15 Meadow Creek 101

Gospel Hump Wilderness 105

16 Hanover Ridge 107

17 Oregon Butte 110

Prank Church-River of No Return Wilderness 115

18 .Bighorn Crags: Reflection Lake 119

19 Bighorn Crags: Ship Island Lake 123

20 Blue Bunch Mountain 128

21 Cape Horn Mountain 132

22 Sheep Hill 135

23 Shell Rock and Rainbow Lakes 140

24 Sleeping Deer Mountain 144

25 Soldier Lakes-Patrol Ridge Loop 149

26 Stoddard Lake 154

27 Upper Vanity Lakes 159

28 West Yankee Fork-Crimson Lake 162

Lick Creek Mountains 167

29 Box Lake 168

30 Lava Lakes 172

31 Loon Lake Loop and Beyond 175

Boise Mountains 180

32 Jennie Lake 181

Trinity Mountains 183

33 Rainbow Lakes 184

Hells Canyon 188

34 Rapid River 191

35 Seven Devils Loop 196

Sawtooth Mountains 201

36 Alpine Creek 203

37 Bench Lakes 206

38 Iron Creek to Sawtooth Lake 209

39 Stanley Lake Trail to Lady Face and Bridal Veil Falls 212

40 Toxaway-Pettit Loop 214

Smoky Mountains 219

41 Baker Lake 220

42 Prairie Creek Loop 222

43 West Fork of Prairie Creek 226

Boulder and White Cloud Mountains 229

44 North Fork of the Big Wood River 232

45 Boulder Chain Lakes 236

46 Boundary Creek 241

47 East Pass Creek 244

48 Fourth of July Creek to Born Lakes 248

49 High Ridge Trail 252

Pioneer Mountains 256

50 East Fork of the Big Wood River 257

51 Fall Creek 260

52 Left Fork of Fall Creek 264

55 Right Fork of Fall Creek 268

54 Hyndman Creek 270

55 Iron Bog Lake 273

56 Summit Creek 276

Lost River Range 279

57 Bear Creek Lake 282

58 Leatherman Pass 286

59 Merriam Lake 288

60 Mount Borah 292

61 Ramshorn Can von 290

Lemhi Mountains 300

62 Bell Mountain Canyon Loop 303

63 Big Creek-Big Timber Creek Loop 306

64 Buck and Bear Valley Lakes 313

65 Bunting Canyon 317

66 Middle Canyon 321

67 Mill Creek Lake 324

68 Nez Perce Lake 328

69 Rocky Canyon 331

70 South Creek 335

Great Divide 338

71 Aldous and Hancock Lakes 340

72 Salamander Lake Loop 343

73 Sawtell Peak-Rock Creek Basin 348

74 Targhee Creek 351

75 Webber Creek 356

Island Park Area 360

76 Box Canyon 361

77 Coffee Pot Rapids 364

Middle Rocky Mountains of Eastern Idaho 366

Big Hole, Snake River, and Caribou Mountains 368

78 Black Canyon to Big Burns 370

79 Big Elk Creek 374

80 Little Elk Creek 378

81 Palisades Creek 381

82 South Fork of Tin Cup Creek to Lau Creek 385

S3 Trail Creek 388

84 Waterfall Canyon 392

Gannett Hills Proposed Wilderness 396

85 Giraffe Creek Loop 398

Bannock Range 401

86 Corral Creek 402

87 Gibson Mountain Loop 405

88 Scout Mountain-East Fork of Mink Creek 408

89 West Fork of Mink Creek 411

Bear River Mountains 414

90 Worm Creek 415

Mount Bennett Hills 418

91 Gooding City of Rocks 419

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Wilderness 423

92 Echo Crater 425

Hell's Half Acre 429

93 20 Mile Rock 430

Basin and Range 432

Deep Creek Mountains 433

94 Deep Creek Crest 434

Albion Range 437

95 Independence Lakes 438

96 Silent City of Rocks 442

South Hills 445

97 Eagle Loop 446

98 7'hird Fork Rock Creek-Wahlstrom Hollow Loop 449

Owyhee-Canyonlands Wilderness 453

99 Big jacks Creek 454

100 Shoofly Overlook 457

Additional Hikes 460

101 Bruneau Dunes State Park 461

102 Malad Gorge State Park 465

Appendix A Conservation Organizations and Resources 468

Appendix B Addresses, Land Management Agencies for Hike Information 470

About the Authors 475

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