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Recommended Routes in Targhee National Forest - 2

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

  • 191 Miles 307 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 13 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 9 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Targhee National Forest - 20

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6.5 mi 10.4 km #1Targhee Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Island Park, ID
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Island Park, ID
4.3 mi 7.0 km #2Lower Palisades Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Irwin, ID
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Irwin, ID 13 
10.4 mi 16.8 km #3North Fork Indian Creek
Difficult Difficult
Hoback, WY
Difficult Difficult
Hoback, WY
4.4 mi 7.0 km #4Austin Canyon
Difficult Difficult
Irwin, ID
Difficult Difficult
Irwin, ID
4.1 mi 6.6 km #5Quaker Flat Trail
Difficult Difficult
Irwin, ID
Difficult Difficult
Irwin, ID
3.3 mi 5.3 km #6Vacation Canyon Trail #118
Difficult Difficult
Irwin, ID
Difficult Difficult
Irwin, ID
32.2 mi 51.9 km #7CDT: Aldous Lake TH to Interstate 15 (MT Sec. 4)
Intermediate Intermediate
Dubois, ID
Intermediate Intermediate
Dubois, ID
3.1 mi 5.0 km #8Waterfall Crest #109
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Irwin, ID
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Irwin, ID
12.2 mi 19.6 km #9Big Elk Creek Trail #097
Intermediate Intermediate
Irwin, ID
Intermediate Intermediate
Irwin, ID
5.0 mi 8.0 km #10Waterfall Canyon Trail
Difficult Difficult
Irwin, ID
Difficult Difficult
Irwin, ID

Photos of Targhee National Forest - 120

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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
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 )
Wildflowers galore in the early summer, especially in the lower sections of the canyon.
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 )
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 )
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 )
In the Spaulding Basin Meadow by the old cabin.
May 23, 2021 near Irwin, Not set (ID )
Looking down into Waterfall Canyon as you head down the switchbacks to connect to Austin Canyon
Aug 18, 2021 near Irwin, Not set (ID )

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