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South Fork Buckhorn Creek Trail #097

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A descent past a lake and along a creek.


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Map Key

2.9

Miles

4.7

KM

Point to Point

7,664' 2,336 m

High

5,819' 1,774 m

Low

7' 2 m

Up

1,852' 564 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views

Description

This trail begins at Cougar Saddle and continues down to Cougar Creek. Along the way you'll pass a very nice lake and the trail has a remote and rugged feel. The trail does not get a lot of traffic so don't worry if the trail seems to be almost buried in pine cones and needles in some sections. The trail does descend steeply before the main lake and then afterwards. The first descent is very rugged and rocky.

The second steep descent has fewer rocks but some very tight switchbacks. This is a great trail to be used for completing a nice loop using Cougar Creek and the North Fork Kennally Creek.

In the fall there can be horse traffic around the lakes since this tends to be a popular hunting area. The rest of the year you'll have the trail all to yourself.

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Shared By:

Chris Wandervans

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  5.0 from 1 vote

#7

in McCall

#4195

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#7

in McCall

#178

in Idaho

#4,195

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Looking out onto the Cougar Lakes.
Oct 11, 2017 near McCall, ID

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