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Long Lost/ Wet Creek Trail - No. 245

Contact Info
Salmon-Challis National Forest
716 West Custer
PO Box 507
Mackay, ID 83251

Phone:
208-588-3400
Basics
Length:
8 miles
Difficulty:
Easy,
Intermediate,
Difficult
Time:
2.5 - 3.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
8400 feet
Season:
July to October

Description

The actual trail begins where the old logging road dead ends. There are scattered, rolling pockets of aspen and fir for the first mile, then the terrain opens to sagebrush and grass with fir trees on the left. Beyond the saddle the trail drops at big Creek where visitor will find denser timber. After crossing the head of Big Creek, the trail switchbacks through rock and sagebrush before finally reaching a big, high plateau with a spectacular view of Little Lost and the big Mountain Range. The Plateau follows the ridge for one mile before dropping over the edge onto steep slide rock into Hell Canyon. The trail is very difficult indeed to Shadow Lakes, but becomes more moderate into Long Lost. Visitors should watch for Bighorn sheep, deer and abundant elk in the Big Creek area. Of interest to rock hounds is the Agate on this trail.

Details

Length:
8 miles
Difficulty:
Easy
Intermediate
Difficult
Time:
2.5 - 3.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
8400
Season:
July to October
Additional Details:

Trail Begins: Access #1 begins at the end of Wet Creek Girl''s Camp Road #40539 next to the Girl''s Wet Creek Scout Camp. Access #2 begins at the Long Lost Trail #194

Trail Ends: Long Lost Canyon Trail # 245

Convenience available: There is parking at both accesses. There is also a developed campground, Loristica, within 1/2 mile of access #1

Map + Directions


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