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Canfield Mountain Loop

Intermediate
 4.2 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A nice loop with a gentle climb up the Forest Service road to a singletrack heaven.


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5.6

Miles

9.0

KM

Loop

3,542' 1,080 m

High

2,517' 767 m

Low

1,052' 321 m

Up

1,059' 323 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Cave · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

A straightforward loop on Forest Service roads and singletrack. The 5.6-mile hike that's split between a gentle climbs up to the "The Island" and a nice and steady descent back to the start. Canfield Mountain is a popular area, so expect a variety of trail users to keep you company as you explore the woods and slopes.

Need to Know

    Look out for motorcycles, four-wheelers, and descending mountain bikers as you hike.
  • Many trails may be roughed and rutted. Watch your step in these areas.

Description

From the trailhead, take the South Canfield OHV (USFS 1562) road for just over a mile till it connects with Trail A on the right. There will be a short, mellow descent as Trail A wanders down to the intersection with Trail 3. Keep left to head up to the bottom of Trail 6.

Follow Trail 6 up a steady and fairly gentle grade as it follows the contours of the slope. The top of the climb brings hikers to "The Island" where a turn to the right will start down Trail 7 for a nice, gentle descent with long, straight corridors through the trees. Trail 7 ends at "Penn Station."

Take a hard right to rejoin Trail A. The enjoyable singletrack winds its way down the west side of the ridge to meet the top of Trail 4 (Cave Trail). Turn left to hike down a shady drainage all the way to the parking lot. Look for a cave near the end that was created by mining operations.

Flora & Fauna

Ample wildflowers in the spring along with deer, elk, and moose.

Contacts

Shared By:

Maya Ireland

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  4.2 from 6 votes

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Photos

This is the beginning incline. Steep at first but enjoyable.
Nov 5, 2016 near Dalton…, ID
Trail "A"
Mar 30, 2015 near Dalton…, ID
Trailhead sign.
Nov 5, 2016 near Dalton…, ID

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May 21, 2020
Will Schott
7mi
Jun 23, 2019
Jessica Pfeiffer
Apr 28, 2019
Adreanna Nunn
Apr 21, 2019
Remy Perrin
Really nice hike!
Jul 25, 2018
Jay Prickett
3mi — 2h 00m
May 19, 2018
Steve Hammerseng