Hiking The Meadow Creek Trail

The 8th most popular hiking trail in Idaho.

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Southwest of Lowell in the Nez Perce National Forest, the Meadow Creek Trail (#726) climbs 15 miles up Meadow Creek from the Selway River to Meadow Creek Station cabin. The trail follows the quiet creek bottom through a lush cedar and giant fir forest past cascading waterfalls. Beyond these first four miles, the trail heads up the hillside towards the station.

To reach the hiking trailhead from Lowell on US 12, head southeast on FS 223 for roughly 20 miles past Selway Falls. Cross the Selway River and follow FS290 to the NFS Slims CG. Plan to see more wildlife than anywhere else in the nation, including mountian lion, moose, black bear, elk and an occasional otter on the Selway River.

Overall, Meadow Creek Trail is the 8th most popular hiking trail of all 19 hikes in Idaho.


Local Contact(s):  NPNF (208) 926-4258.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Idaho" from Falcon Guides

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Meadow Creek Station Cabin (208) 926-4258; NFS Slims CG

Luxury Loding:  None

Breakfast Restaurant:  Wilderness Inn, Lowell

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/nezperce

Date Published:  12/27/2015

Date Updated:  7/4/2016

ID:  15346


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