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Smithie Fork Trail - No. 81

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

Phone:
208-588-3400
Basics
Length:
3 miles
Difficulty:
Easy,
Intermediate
Time:
1 to 1-1/2 hrs
Trailhead Elevation:
7800 feet
Season:
July to October

Description

Trail wanders along gentle switchbacks through an old wildfire burn. Visitor will see fir and lodge pole pine among black areas with green patches. Trail then climbs out of the Left Fork of Smithie Fork to a picturesque old log cabin nestled in Smithie meadows. Visitor should look for the old mining road by the cabin. Photographers will want to keep a close eye our for "camp robbers" (blue jays) as well as deer and elk.

Details

Length:
3 miles
Difficulty:
Easy
Intermediate
Time:
1 to 1-1/2 hrs
Trailhead Elevation:
7800
Season:
July to October
Additional Details:

Trail Begins: Access #1 begins at Smithie Fork Road #101 at Old Mining Cabin (continues from the main Sawmill Canyon Road) Access #2 begins at Smithie Meadows where old cabin is located. The road forks to the right off from road

Trail Ends: Smithie Meadows

Convenience available: Parking is available at both Access #1 and Access #2 however, no modern facilities are available

Map + Directions


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