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Snake River Trail

Location Hells Canyon, In Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, connects Pittsburg Landing to Granite Creek along E bank of Snake River, both W of US 95.
State(s) Idaho
Counties Idaho
Type Backcountry
Length 21.00 Miles / 33.80 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Camping
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No

 

 

Description

photo: photo by Chris Cook
photo by Chris Cook

The Snake River National Recreation Trail (#102) winds it way along the Idaho side of the Wild and Scenic Snake River deep in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. Beginning at the Snake River Trailhead near Pittsburg Landing, the trail goes across rocky slopes, under cliffs and along grassy canyons eventually ending at Brush Creek.

 

Visitor Information


Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 1/1

Time Opens: Not Available - Time Closes: Not Available

Directions

From White Bird, Idaho head south on Highway 95 for about 0.5 miles to Old Highway 95 at mile marker 222 (sign indicates Pittsburg Landing and Hammer Creek Recreation Area); Turn right on Old Highway 95 and go about 1 mile to the bridge crossing the Salmon River; Turn left and cross the bridge; Immediately after the bridge turn left on the Deer Creek Road (also known as Forest Road 493); Travel on the Deer Creek Road for 16.5 miles to Forest Road 493A; Turn left on Forest Road 493A and go 1.3 miles to trailhead parking area. The trail follows the road going past the Upper Pittsburg Picnic Area and goes about 6 miles to Kirkwood Ranch and beyond.
From Riggins, Idaho head north on Highway 95 for about 27 miles to Old Highway 95 at mile marker 222 (sign indicates Pittsburg Landing and Hammer Creek Recreation Site); Turn left on Old Highway 95 and go about 1 mile to the bridge crossing the Salmon River; Turn left and cross the bridge; Immediately after the bridge turn left on the Deer Creek Road (also known as Forest Road 493); Travel on the Deer Creek Road for 16.5 miles to Forest Road 493A; Turn left on Forest Road 493A and go 1.3 miles to trailhead parking area. The trail follows the road going past the Upper Pittsburg Picnic Area and goes about 6 miles to Kirkwood Ranch and beyond.
Advisory: the Deer Creek Road and Forest Road 493 is a steep, narrow winding paved gravel road.

 

Additional Information

Width: 0 inches.

Primary Surface: Soil

Secondary Surface: None

Average Grade: 0%

Elevation Low Point: Not Available

Elevation High Point: Not Available

Year Designated: 1981

Date Last Updated: 03/29/2013

 

Contact Information

Trail management:
Chris Cook
Resource Assistant
Hells Canyon NRA
153 Hearthstone Dr.
Boise , ID 83549
(208) 794-7255
chris@trailwize.com
http://www.trailwize.com

 

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