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Devil of a Drop

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Trail

14.2 mile 22.9 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 808' 246 m
Descent: -6,110' -1,862 m
High: 7,576' 2,309 m
Low: 2,274' 693 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 59% (30°)

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Trail shared by Joseph States

A seriously fun downhill hike between the Seven Devils Campground and the Rapid River Fish Hatchery.

Joseph States

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This hike has it all: views, historical cabins and graves, wildlife, wild water, camping, side trips and twisting singletrack you'll not soon forget.

Description

This is an excellent hike in either direction if you can get a shuttle ride up to Seven Devils. The journey starts on South Boise Trail #101A and skirts the Hells Canyon Wilderness to Frank Wurl Trail #61. The first portion includes a quick descent, followed by a few miles of more mellow terrain.

After about 3.7 miles, the Frank Wurl Trail #61 drops off down a ridge to Wurl Cabin and Crea Cabin. This is a steeper descent, making for blistered feet if your shoes are not tied properly or if they haven't been properly broken in. Before long, you'll be hitting the West Fork Rapid River Trail #113, which you'll follow for quite a ways to the parking lot and restrooms located just up the road from the Rapid River Fish Hatchery.

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Sep 1, 2017
Joseph States
Spent Labor Day weekend enjoying Cannon Lakes with the Pathfinder Club, then packed on out the bottom. 20mi

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First Bridge.
Jul 27, 2016 near Joseph, OR
Frank Wurl Cabin - Open to you and the stars.
Sep 5, 2017 near Council, ID
Yes, the trail is there and, though hard to see where it goes, easy to follow.
Sep 5, 2017 near Council, ID
Seven Devils Road
Sep 26, 2019 near Council, ID
The second bridge on the West Fork Rapid River Trail.
Apr 29, 2017 near Council, ID
West Fork Rapid River Trail #113 from Riggins Fish Hatchery.
Jul 27, 2016 near Joseph, OR

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