Hiking The Selway River Trail

The 7th most popular hiking trail in Idaho.

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Southeast of Lowell in the Nez Perce National Forest, the Forest Trail #4 follows the Selway River for 50 miles through the Selway Bitteroot Wilderness. The hiking trail runs through remote pine forest and is known for its plentiful rattlesnakes and bears.

The eastern trailhead is located at Paradise Landing (north of Salmon) and the western trailhead is at Race Creek Campground near Lowell.

Overall, Selway River Trail is the 7th most popular hiking trail of all 19 hikes in Idaho.


Local Contact(s):  NPNF (406) 363-7117.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Idaho" from Falcon Guides

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Race Creek Campground

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:  7/21/2016

ID:  15357


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