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blueBlack Jarbidge River

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5.7 mile 9.1 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,935' 895 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 9,569' 2,917 m
Low: 6,635' 2,022 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 41% (22°)

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Climb this first rolling and then steep trail into the Jarbidge Mountains.

Chris Wandervans

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

A wilderness boundary starts at end of the road, after which no motorized vehicles are allowed.

Description

This is a great trail leading to one of the few alpine lakes in the Jarbidge Mountains. The beginning of the trail starts in a small parking lot and then immediately dumps you into a river crossing. The bridge washed out where you cross right at the beginning and has been never replaced. Unless the water is exceptionally low, you'll be getting your feet wet to start.

After crossing the creek you'll basically be hiking on the old road and you'll pass an old campground and the old trailhead. As the years pass, the road is really filling in with new plant growth. After the road ends the trail will get narrow and it really starts to gain elevation. You'll climb up a long valley with many avalanche paths so be prepared if you hit a big tree pile. The last part of the trail steepens before you finally reach the lake. It is a small lake, but unique in these otherwise fairly dry mountains.

Flora & Fauna

Vast fields of wildflowers are scattered around the lake and in the valley.

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