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Day hikes within the region

A hunter waits for a jet boat pick up beside the Snake River in Hells Canyon, Wash., Dec. 13, 2014.  Hells Canyon might be God’s best-kept hideaway if you’re a hiker seeking solitude, a fit hunter pursuing game or an angler hoping to catch smallmouth bass, steelhead and sturgeon until your arms are numb. (AP Photo/The Spokesman Review, Rich Landers)

Rich Landers
A hunter waits for a jet boat pick up beside the Snake River in Hells Canyon, Wash., Dec. 13, 2014. Hells Canyon might be God’s best-kept hideaway if you’re a hiker seeking solitude, a fit hunter pursuing game or an angler hoping to catch smallmouth bass, steelhead and sturgeon until your arms are numb. (AP Photo/The Spokesman Review, Rich Landers)



When visiting North Central Idaho, not every recreation trip need be a major expedition. The region offers multiple trails for a day excursion to enjoy the wildlife and natural beauty.

Details on the following trails can be found on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/nezperceclearwater/recreation/hiking .

Gospel-Hump Wilderness

  • Crystal Lake Trail #299
  • Ten Mile Creek Trail #415
  • Highway 14 Corridor area description
  • Anderson Butte National Recreation Trail
  • Blowout Mountain Trail #211
  • Boundary Trail #835
  • Churchill Trail #210
  • Ditch Creek Campground
  • Dixie Summit Trail #209
  • Driveway Extension Trail #881
  • Driveway Route
  • East Fork American Trail #832
  • Flat Iron Ridge Trail #831
  • Flint Creek Trailhead
  • Jersey Ridge Trail #214
  • Johns Creek Trailhead
  • Kirks Fork Trail #830
  • Lemhi Trail #212
  • Limber Luke Campground and Trailhead
  • Lost Lake Trail #804
  • Moose Butte Trail #207
  • Newsome Turnout Trail #100
  • Noble Creek Trail #208
  • Orogrande Summit Campground
  • Reeds Bar Trail #412
  • Rhett Creek Trail #231
  • Sam's Creek Campground
  • Sing Lee Campground
  • Sourdough Saddle Trailhead
  • Twentymile Creek Trail #414
  • Umatilla Creek Trail #801
  • Wildhorse Campground
  • Williams Creek Trail #802

Lochsa/Highway 12 Corridor

  • Castle Butte Lookout
  • Colgate Licks National Recreation Trail
  • Colt Creek Trailhead
  • Devoto Grove Picnic Area & Trailhead
  • Elk Summit Campground and Trailhead
  • Glade Creek Group Campground
  • Knife Edge Campground and River Access
  • Kooskooskia Meadows Trailhead
  • Lolo Creek Campground
  • Mocus Point Trailhead
  • Musselshell Meadows
  • Powell Campground
  • Sherman Creek Trail #203
  • Split Creek Trailhead and River Access
  • Warm Springs Trailhead
  • White House Campground
  • White Sand Campground
  • Wilderness Gateway Campground

Lolo Trail Corridor

  • Weitas Butte Lookout
  • Weitas Guard Station

Magruder Road Corridor

  • Archer Trail #529
  • Bargamin Creek Trail #502 (North)
  • Bat Creek Trail #585
  • Bilk Mountain Trail #517
  • Blowout Divide Trail #234
  • Cook Ranch Trail #586
  • Ditch Creek Trail #507
  • Eagle Ridge Trail #537
  • Eutopia Creek Trail #519
  • Granite Peak Trail #647
  • Green Mountain Trail #541
  • Hot Springs Creek Trail #581
  • Hot Springs Trail #504
  • Lynx Creek Trail #534
  • Matteson Ridge Trail #615
  • Otterson Creek Trail #588
  • Parachute Ridge Trail #535
  • Patrol Ridge Trail #531
  • Rabbit Point Trail #217
  • Sable Hill Trail #611
  • Swastika Trail #233
  • Three Prong Trail #539

North Fork of the Clearwater Corridor

  • Cedars Campground
  • Clark Mountain/Orogrande Trailhead

-Cold Springs Peak Cabin

  • Fish Lake Trailhead
  • Hidden Creek Campground
  • Isabella Landing Trailhead
  • Isabella Point Trailhead
  • Kelly Creek
  • Kelly Forks Cabin
  • Kelly Forks Campground
  • Liz Creek Cabin
  • Noe Creek Campground
  • Scurvy Mountain Lookout
  • Sheep Mountain Trailhead
  • Smith Ridge Trailhead

Palouse Corridor

  • Bald Mountain Lookout
  • Elk Creek Campground
  • Elk Creek Falls Trailhead and Picnic Area
  • Feather Creek Trailhead
  • Giant Cedar Grove Trailhead
  • Giant White Pine Campground and Trailhead
  • Laird Park Campground
  • Little Boulder Campground
  • Potlatch Canyon Trail #765

Salmon River / Highway 95 Corridor

  • Chair Point Lookout
  • Little Van Buren Trail #330
  • North Fork Slate Creek Campground
  • Rocky Bluff Campground
  • Slate Point Lookout

Selway River Corridor

  • Boyd Creek Campground
  • CCC Campground
  • CCC Trail #734
  • Fog Mountain Trailhead
  • Glover Campground
  • Meadow Creek Trail #726
  • O'Hara Bar Campground
  • O'Hara Creek Trail #713
  • Rackliff Campground
  • Rackliff Ridge Trail #702
  • Slims Camp
  • Stillman Point Trail #335
  • Twenty-five Mile Bar Campground


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