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Harriman Trail

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Trail

19.2 mile 30.9 kilometer point to point
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 356' 109 m
Descent: -1,386' -423 m
High: 7,287' 2,221 m
Low: 6,243' 1,903 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

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Trail shared by Megan W

An enjoyable amble along the beautiful Big Wood River.

Megan W

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Description

This gentle multi-use (non-motorized) path follows the Big Wood River from Galena to the North Fork Campground. There are many ways to do this trail - either by setting up a car shuttle and hiking it in its entirety, or parking at one of the many pull-offs and enjoying specific segments as an out and back.

The trail is generally wide with a fine gravel surface and winds through wide meadows of scrub, grasses and scattered wildflowers. Aspen groves and evergreen stands alternate as the trail crosses the river repeatedly. Enjoy views Galena Peak and the impressively colored Boulder Mountains.

The trail crosses numerous side access roads - these intersections are marked by gates for safety. For the most part, the Harriman Trail stays on the south side of Highway 75, but does cross the highway near the Wood River Campground, so use caution in this area. Note: bikes are allowed on this trail.

Flora & Fauna

Wildflowers along the river are a given!

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#563

in Idaho

#23,144

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The Big Wood River moves through beautiful landscape
Nov 17, 2014 near Sun Valley, ID
Enjoyable, mellow walking surface on the Harriman Trail
Nov 17, 2014 near Sun Valley, ID
Harriman Trail makes a close approach to the Big Wood River
Nov 17, 2014 near Sun Valley, ID
Views down valley from the Harriman Trail
Nov 17, 2014 near Sun Valley, ID
Views of the Boulder Mountains
Nov 17, 2014 near Sun Valley, ID
Baker Creek from the Harriman Trail
Nov 17, 2014 near Sun Valley, ID

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