Meadow Creek Trail #726

A moderate, good day hike that closely follows the creek bottom for the first 3 miles.

Length: 15.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (off pavement)
Camping
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Other stock
Fishing
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: Nez Perce National Forest; Slims Camp Trailhead, approximately one mile up Meadow Creek at its confluence with the Selway River.
State(s): Idaho
Counties: Idaho
Longitude: -115.289
Latitude: 46.0345

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Description

A moderate, good day hike that closely follows the creek bottom for the first 3 miles. At the end of this stretch, the trail begins to climb. Mountain bikes and motorcycles are allowed on the first 3 miles to the Little Creek Bridge. No motorized vehicles beyond that point. Not a loop opportunity. Meadow Creek Cabin, which is 15 miles from the start of the trail, is available for rent during the summer.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 10%
Maximum Grade: 25%
Elevation Low Point: 1,750
Elevation High Point: 3,120
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1980

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Kearstin Edwards
Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests
831 Selway Road
Kooskia , ID 83539
(208) 983-1950
kkedwards@fs.fed.us

 

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Reviews

Meadow Creek trail, off of Selway River

2018, due to a slide, is closed to stock, 3 miles up. A lot of the area has burned in recent years, so a chainsaw or some other cutting implement is usually necessary for going with stock, coming and going. Not a trail, past the 3 mile, for those nervous of heights. I think there is historical reasons to keep this trail open.

July 20, 2018

 

 

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