Pettit Lake Cutoff Trail #041
ElevationAscent: 485' 148 m
Descent: -404' -123 m
High: 7,522' 2,293 m
Low: 7,038' 2,145 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
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“This is a great cutoff trail used as part of the Alice Toxaway Loop through the Sawtooth Wilderness.”— Idaho Trails Association
Family Friendly This is a fairly easy hike close to the trailhead. The trail starts off steep but it is short. There are great views of Pettit Lake and the surrounding drainages.
The trail starts on a lodgepole pine/sagebrush ridge and travels over this ridge to the Yellow Belly Trailhead. In the summer, this can be a dusty trail as the amount of use it gets is very high.
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Local Club: Idaho Trails Association