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Middle Fork Hikes 2017-09-14T21:34:05+00:00

Spectacular Hikes Along The River & From Camp

Mile Nearby Camp(s) Comments
Mile 12. Joe Bump, Scout, Fire Island Hike to Sheepeater Hot springs.
Mile 15. John’s Camp Up bench to rocky point downstream.
Mile 31. Little Solider Magnificent grove of Ponderosa pines just downstream.
Mile 32. Marble Left Hike up Marble Cr. or climb hill behind camp.
Mile 32. Marble Creek Excellent hike along a beautiful Creek.
Mile 33. Marble Right Good hike behind camp.
Mile 34. Stateland Left Climb bluffs for view of Pungo Canyon and Middle Fork Lodge.
Mile 39. Cameron Creek Short hikes to pictographs.
Mile 47. Whitie Cox Grave site. Above camp is a good trail.
Mile 47. Rock Island Upstream climb/hike to elevated rock cropping.
Mile 48. White Creek, Shelf Hike to Loon Creek Hot springs and beyond.
Mile 50. Loon Creek Hike beyond hot springs for spectacular views.
Mile 60. Camas Creek Beautiful creek trail.
Mile 71. Little Pine Steep hike. Spectacular views from Johnson Pt.
Mile 71. Haystack to camp Hike to Driftwood or Wilson camps.
Mile 74. Rattlesnake Cave Trail to camps downstream is high above the river.
Mile 74. Survey Hike bluff for an upstream view. Hike to Big Creek in morning.
Mile 74. Woolard Morning hike to Big Creek. Big view of Survey from a high point.
Mile 78. Water Fall Creek Beautiful views of the waterfall from the bridge.
Mile 78. Big Creek Spectacular trail. Half-hour hike to bridge over a gorge. Worth it.
Mile 80. Veil Falls Popualar hike. Take a family photo from a ledge overlooking the river.
Mile 84. Papoose Creek Hike in creek up narrow steep-walled canyon.
Mile 88. Nugget Creek Follow trail near creek up to Parrot’s grotto.
Mile 90. Stoddard Creek Creek hike to pools and pictographs.

For all but the last 20 miles, where the river enters Impassable Canyon, there is a trail along the Middle Fork Salmon. From the main trail, numerous paths veer away and go up canyons and creeks. Most camps have nearby trails that provide opportunities for guided and unescorted hiking. Guests joining Idaho River Journeys on the Middle Fork will be with a crew that knows the canyon well and enjoys hiking. If you are a trail runner, our crew will tell you about routes that are exquisite and offer a range of difficulty from flat spectacular terrain to rigorous runs involving dramatic changes in elevation. Some of the most beautiful runs in the world are found along the Middle Fork. The river mile notations are approximate.

MileNearby Camp(s)Comments
12Joe Bump, Scout, Fire IslandHike to Sheepeater Hot springs.
15John’s Camp Up bench to rocky point downstream.
31Little SoliderMagnificent grove of Ponderosa pines just downstream.
32Marble LeftHike up Marble Cr. or climb hill behind camp.
32Marble CreekExcellent hike along a beautiful Creek.
33Marble RightGood hike behind camp.
34Stateland LeftClimb bluffs for view of Pungo Canyon and Middle Fork Lodge.
39Cameron CreekShort hikes to pictographs.
47Whitie CoxGrave site. Above camp is a good trail.
47Rock IslandUpstream climb/hike to elevated rock cropping.
48White Creek, ShelfHike to Loon Creek Hot springs and beyond.
50Loon CreekHike beyond hot springs for spectacular views.
60Camas CreekBeautiful creek trail.
71Little PineSteep hike. Spectacular views from Johnson Pt.
71Haystack to campHike to Driftwood or Wilson camps.
74Rattlesnake CaveTrail to camps downstream is high above the river.
74SurveyHike bluff for an upstream view. Hike to Big Creek in morning.
74WoolardMorning hike to Big Creek. Big view of Survey from a high point.
78Water Fall CreekBeautiful views of the waterfall from the bridge.
78Big CreekSpectacular trail. Half-hour hike to bridge over a gorge. Worth it.
80Veil FallsPopular hike. Take a family photo from a ledge overlooking the river.
84Papoose CreekHike in creek up narrow steep-walled canyon.
88Nugget CreekFollow trail near creek up to Parrot’s grotto.
90Stoddard CreekCreek hike to pools and pictographs.
Middle Fork Vista
Middle Fork Salmon Waterfall