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Recommended Routes in Targhee National Forest - 4

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Favorite Taken during the "Cowbell Race Series: Soup in the Snow" event the first Saturday of every February.
Intermediate

Upper Palisades Lake

14.4 mi 23.1 km 1,726' Up 526.16 m Up 1,726' Down 526.21 m Down

Irwin, ID
Favorite Lots of nice wildflowers with nice views.
Intermediate

Kelly Mountain Loop

5.3 mi 8.5 km 745' Up 227.21 m Up 744' Down 226.81 m Down

Rigby, 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 3,934' Up 1198.94 m Up 3,933' Down 1198.76 m Down

Victor, ID
Favorite This is on the downhill stretch just before reaching the finish.
Difficult

Gnarly Bear 25k/50k Race Course

16.3 mi 26.3 km 2,903' Up 884.7 m Up 2,904' Down 885.27 m Down

Rigby, ID

Targhee National Forest Hiking

  • 488 Miles 785 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 20 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 32 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 17 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Targhee National Forest - 65

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6.5 mi 10.4 km #1Targhee Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Island Park, ID
Easy/Intermediate
Island Park, ID
40.3 mi 64.9 km #2Yellowstone / Grand Teton Rail Trail - S Fork Rd to Warm River…
Easy
West Yellowstone, MT
Easy
West Yellowstone, MT
10.4 mi 16.8 km #3North Fork Indian Creek
Difficult
Hoback, WY
Difficult
Hoback, WY
2.4 mi 3.8 km #4Red Creek Trail
Intermediate
Victor, ID
Intermediate
Victor, ID
4.6 mi 7.3 km #5Big Bend Loop Trail
Easy
Island Park, ID
Easy
Island Park, ID
4.3 mi 7.0 km #6Lower Palisades Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Irwin, ID
Easy/Intermediate
Irwin, ID 11 
1.9 mi 3.1 km #7Golden Lake Loop Trail
Easy
Island Park, ID
Easy
Island Park, ID
0.6 mi 0.9 km #8Red Butte Access Trail
Difficult
Driggs, ID
Difficult
Driggs, ID
4.4 mi 7.0 km #9Austin Canyon
Difficult
Irwin, ID
Difficult
Irwin, ID
3.0 mi 4.8 km #10Rocky Peak Trail #230
Difficult
Victor, ID
Difficult
Victor, ID

Photos of Targhee National Forest - 112

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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 )
In the Spaulding Basin Meadow by the old cabin.
May 23, 2021 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 )