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Wildcat Lookout Trail - No. 56

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:
7100 feet
Season:
July to October

Description

Trail follows switchbacks through sagebrush and Wildcat Canyon and very scattered fir trees. The last 1/4 mile is rough rock. For the curious, Wildcat Canyon was so named many years go because numerous bobcat inhabited the canyon. At the top the old lookout tower was used in the 1930's and 1940's to spot forest fires. It was closed in 1946 but remains a historic site to this day. Visitors will discover that they have a spectacular view for many miles, spotting the Salmon River, Arco Desert and the Pioneer Mountain Range.

Details

Length:
3 miles
Difficulty:
Easy
Intermediate
Time:
1 to 1-1/2 hrs
Trailhead Elevation:
7100
Season:
July to October
Additional Details:

Trail Begins: End of road #497 form East Fork of Big Lost Road #135

Trail Ends: Wildcat lookout

Convenience available: Parking is available at this trailhead.

Map + Directions


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