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428 mi 689 km of trail 4 Featured Hikes

Easy Trails 26 Trails Intermediate Trails 29 Trails Hard Trails 7 Trails

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Featured Hikes in Targhee National Forest - 4

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Favorite Experience the trail during the winter. Creates a whole new challenge.
Intermediate

Upper Palisades Lake

14.4 mi 23.1 km • Out and Back • 1,726 ft Ascent 526.16 m Ascent

(7) Irwin, ID
Favorite Looking to the north at the top of Baird you are rewarded with a fantastic view of the Tetons. Pictures don't do it justice.
Difficult

Mt. Baird Out and Back

9.2 mi 14.9 km • Loop • 3,934 ft Ascent 1198.94 m Ascent

(2) Victor, ID
Favorite This is on the downhill stretch just before reaching the finish.
Intermediate/Difficult

Gnarly Bear 25k/50k Race Course

16.3 mi 26.3 km • Loop • 2,903 ft Ascent 884.7 m Ascent

(4) Rigby, ID
Favorite Lots of nice wildflowers with nice views.
Easy/Intermediate

Kelly Mountain Loop

5.3 mi 8.5 km • Loop • 745 ft Ascent 227.21 m Ascent

(1) Rigby, ID

Trails in Targhee National Forest - 58

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6.5 mi 10.4 km #1Targhee Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Island Park, ID
Easy/Intermediate
6.5 mi 10.4 km Island Park, ID
5.0 mi 8.0 km #2Waterfall Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Irwin, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
5.0 mi 8.0 km Irwin, ID
40.3 mi 64.9 km #3Yellowstone / Grand Teton Rail Trail - S Fork Rd to Warm River…
Easy
West Yellowstone, MT
Easy
40.3 mi 64.9 km West Yellowstone, MT
0.6 mi 0.9 km #4Red Butte Access Trail
Difficult
Driggs, ID
Difficult
0.6 mi 0.9 km Driggs, ID
2.4 mi 3.8 km #5Red Creek Trail
Intermediate
Victor, ID
Intermediate
2.4 mi 3.8 km Victor, ID
4.4 mi 7.0 km #6Austin Canyon
Intermediate/Difficult
Irwin, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
4.4 mi 7.0 km Irwin, ID
3.0 mi 4.8 km #7Rocky Peak Trail #230
Difficult
Victor, ID
Difficult
3.0 mi 4.8 km Victor, ID
3.3 mi 5.3 km #8Vacation Canyon Trail #118
Difficult
Irwin, ID
Difficult
3.3 mi 5.3 km Irwin, ID
10.4 mi 16.8 km #9North Fork Indian Creek
Difficult
Hoback, WY
Difficult
10.4 mi 16.8 km Hoback, WY
4.1 mi 6.6 km #10Quaker Flat Trail
Difficult
Irwin, ID
Difficult
4.1 mi 6.6 km Irwin, ID
4.3 mi 7.0 km #11Lower Palisades Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Irwin, ID
Easy/Intermediate
4.3 mi 7.0 km Irwin, ID 10 
12.2 mi 19.6 km #12Big Elk Creek Trail #097
Easy/Intermediate
Irwin, ID
Easy/Intermediate
12.2 mi 19.6 km Irwin, ID
3.0 mi 4.8 km #13Box Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Island Park, ID
Intermediate
3.0 mi 4.8 km Island Park, ID
1.5 mi 2.3 km #14Packsaddle Lake Trail #212
Easy/Intermediate
Driggs, ID
Easy/Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.3 km Driggs, ID
3.1 mi 5.0 km #15Southbound
Intermediate
Driggs, ID
Intermediate
3.1 mi 5.0 km Driggs, ID
4.2 mi 6.7 km #16Upper Palisades Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Irwin, ID
Easy/Intermediate
4.2 mi 6.7 km Irwin, ID
4.4 mi 7.0 km #17Wolverine Creek Trail #082
Intermediate/Difficult
Victor, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
4.4 mi 7.0 km Victor, ID
1.4 mi 2.2 km #18Hawley Gulch Upper
Intermediate
Rigby, ID
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.2 km Rigby, ID
17.6 mi 28.3 km #19Boundary Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
Easy/Intermediate
17.6 mi 28.3 km Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
3.3 mi 5.4 km #20Sheep Creek/ Little Elk Trail #100
Intermediate
Victor, ID
Intermediate
3.3 mi 5.4 km Victor, ID

Photos of Targhee National Forest - 109

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Looking to the north at the top of Baird you are rewarded with a fantastic view of the Tetons. Pictures don't do it justice.
Jul 13, 2018 near Irwin, Not set (ID )
Wildflowers galore in the early summer, especially in the lower sections of the canyon.
Jul 13, 2017 near Irwin, Not set (ID )
Taken during the "Cowbell Race Series: Soup in the Snow" event the first Saturday of every February.
Jul 13, 2017 near Irwin, Not set (ID )
Experience the trail during the winter. Creates a whole new challenge.
Jul 13, 2017 near Irwin, Not set (ID )
This is another view from the top of Red Butte – You won't have a bad one no matter which direction you look.
Jun 24, 2017 near Victor, ID
Packsaddle Lake can be as still as a mirror.
Jul 10, 2017 near Driggs, ID
At the top of the ridge, this is looking toward Palisade Waterfall and Upper Palisade Lake (just around the turn in the canyon).
Jul 1, 2017 near Irwin, Not set (ID )
Red Butte offers an incredible view of Temple Peak and the surrounding area.
Jun 24, 2017 near Victor, ID

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