Northeast of Wallace near Burke in the Panhandle National Forest, the Glidden Creek Trail (#701 / 12.5 mi. / 2700) is a track through a cedar-hemlock forest by alpine lakes offering magnificent vistas into both Montana and Washington. To reach the cross-country skiing trailhead from Wallace, follow SR4 northeast for 6 miles into Burke. Turn onto FS7623 for another six miles to a parking area at Cooper Pass. Also, check out both the Lightning Loop (47 mi.) and Snow Loop (33.5 mi.)
Overall, Glidden Creek Trail is the 26th most popular cross country ski area of all 41 Nordic ski destinations in Idaho.
Local Contacts: PNF (208) 667-2561; Idaho Tourism (800) 635-7820; The Great Escape (208) 667-1342.
Best Season: Dec. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
GPS: 47.5254, -115.7054
Date Published: 12/29/2015
Date Updated: 8/19/2016
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