Featured HIKING TRAILS
South of Stanley in the heart of the Sawtooth Mountains, the 18 mile Toxaway Lake Loop begins and ends at Pettit Lake. The route combines the Pettit Lake Trail and the Yellow Belly Trail for an out-and-back loop.
Southwest of Missoula and Lolo Pass in the Clearwater National Forest, the 25 mile White Sand Creek Trail is a scenic hiking route along the White Sand Creek. It climbs from 3,400 feet up to 7,000 feet at Packbox Pass.
North of McCall in the Payette National Forest, the Twentymile Lakes Trail is a 12 mile out and back through beautiful alpine meadows into the Twenty Mile Lakes area. The route starts off easy before ascending 1,800 feet.
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.
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.