Best bird watching trails in Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, Idaho

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bird watching trails in Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, Idaho
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#1 - Loon Creek Trail
Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness
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Length: 11.1 mi • Est. 5 h 22 m
#2 - Kwiskwis Hot Spring
Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness
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Length: 13.1 mi • Est. 7 h 47 m
#3 - Lightning Lake Trail
Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness
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Length: 23.7 mi • Est. Multi-day
#4 - Yellowjacket Lake
Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness
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Length: 18.9 mi • Est. 9 h
Getting to the trailhead is a process, but it is very do-able in a sedan.   Park at yellow jacket ranger station, which is no longer used as a ranger station. You follow a creek almost the entire 10 miles so water shouldn't be an issue. If you're looking for wildflowers this is the spot, there are many wildflowers of all different kinds the entire 10 miles. The hike leads to Yellow Jacket Lake which is also accessible via a forest road.  There is also an amazing waterfall.Show more
#5 - Stoddard Lake and Twin Peak Trail
Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness
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Length: 22.2 mi • Est. Multi-day