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Targhee National Forest

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430 mi 692 km of trail 4 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 15 Trails Intermediate Trails 31 Trails Hard Trails 17 Trails

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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

Trails in Targhee National Forest - 59

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6.5 mi 10.4 km #1Targhee Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Island Park, ID
Easy/Intermediate
Island Park, ID
5.0 mi 8.0 km #2Waterfall Canyon Trail
Difficult
Irwin, ID
Difficult
Irwin, ID
40.3 mi 64.9 km #3Yellowstone / Grand Teton Rail Trail - S Fork Rd to Warm River…
Easy
West Yellowstone, MT
Easy
West Yellowstone, MT
4.3 mi 7.0 km #4Lower Palisades Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Irwin, ID
Easy/Intermediate
Irwin, ID 11 
2.4 mi 3.8 km #5Red Creek Trail
Intermediate
Victor, ID
Intermediate
Victor, ID
0.6 mi 0.9 km #6Red Butte Access Trail
Difficult
Driggs, ID
Difficult
Driggs, ID
4.4 mi 7.0 km #7Austin Canyon
Difficult
Irwin, ID
Difficult
Irwin, ID
10.4 mi 16.8 km #8North Fork Indian Creek
Difficult
Hoback, WY
Difficult
Hoback, WY
3.0 mi 4.8 km #9Rocky Peak Trail #230
Difficult
Victor, ID
Difficult
Victor, ID
4.1 mi 6.6 km #10Quaker Flat Trail
Difficult
Irwin, ID
Difficult
Irwin, ID
3.3 mi 5.3 km #11Vacation Canyon Trail #118
Difficult
Irwin, ID
Difficult
Irwin, ID
12.2 mi 19.6 km #12Big Elk Creek Trail #097
Intermediate
Irwin, ID
Intermediate
Irwin, ID
3.0 mi 4.8 km #13Box Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Island Park, ID
Intermediate
Island Park, ID
1.5 mi 2.3 km #14Packsaddle Lake Trail #212
Intermediate
Driggs, ID
Intermediate
Driggs, ID
0.8 mi 1.3 km #15Scenic Overlook Loop
Easy
Rigby, ID
Easy
Rigby, ID
3.1 mi 5.0 km #16Southbound
Intermediate/Difficult
Driggs, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
Driggs, ID
4.4 mi 7.0 km #17Wolverine Creek Trail #082
Difficult
Victor, ID
Difficult
Victor, ID
4.2 mi 6.7 km #18Upper Palisades Lake Trail
Intermediate
Irwin, ID
Intermediate
Irwin, ID
1.4 mi 2.2 km #19Hawley Gulch Upper
Intermediate
Rigby, ID
Intermediate
Rigby, ID
17.6 mi 28.3 km #20Boundary Creek Trail
Intermediate
Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
Intermediate
Yellowstone South Entrance, WY

Photos of Targhee National Forest - 111

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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