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North Fork Ross Creek Trail

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One way

6.0 miles

9.6 km

Difficulty

Difficult

Elevation gain

1,935 ft

590 m

Highest point

8,536 ft

2,602 m

Avg grade

7% (4°)

Elevation loss

-289 ft

-88 m

Max grade

16% (9°)

Elevation loss

-289 ft

-88 m

Avg grade

7% (4°)

Lowest point

6,602 ft

2,012 m


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Sawtooth National Forest, ID

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Shared by Chris Wandervans

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Dogs - Off-leash

Overview

This trail begins from the end of the South Fork Ross Fork Trail, with a mellow hike up the valley. There are some recent burns in the area that can result in a number of down trees. Trail crews do the best they can in the summer months, so the trail is going to be clearer towards the end of July.

After a mellow creekside hike you'll come to the last mile which will switchback up to a pass; the switchbacks can be loose in sections so watch your footing.

Once at the pass the trail is a little steeper down to Alturas Creek. Bear right at the junction; a left turn will take you into the Sawtooth Wilderness.
This trail begins from the end of the South Fork Ross Fork Trail, with a mellow hike up the valley. There are some recent burns in the area that can result in a number of down trees. Trail crews do the best they can in the summer months, so the trail is going to be clearer towards the end of July.

After a mellow creekside hike you'll come to the last mile which will switchback up to a pass; the switchbacks can be loose in sections so watch your footing.

Once at the pass the trail is a little steeper down to Alturas Creek. Bear right at the junction; a left turn will take you into the Sawtooth Wilderness.

Contacts

Land Manager: Sawtooth National Forest - Sawtooth National Recreation Area

Shared by Chris Wandervans

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