their is still 1-3 feet of snow on the trail most of the way. it was compact enough to stay on top of it (most the time) without falling through. I would wait at least a month if you don't want to deal with the snow.

hiking
12 days ago

Great trail!

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Great snowshoeing trail. Really pretty along the creek. Trail is pretty well groomed for snowshoeing.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful trail with just the right amount of snow to make it a tiny bit more fun for the kids!

beautiful and historical hike!

It was a nice climb and beautiful views along the way! I'll be sure to hit this trail again.

hiking
6 months ago

Cool little hike that can be completed in a couple hours! Lots of history.

For more information and to get a better feel for the hike, I filmed it and threw it on YouTube. https://youtu.be/3twcjuqeDik.
Follow that link or search for 'Pulaski Trail - Wallace, Idaho.'

Hit that like button and subscribe as I plan on doing a lot more of these videos!

Great hike and beautiful lake views

hiking
6 months ago

Well-maintained, excellent hike with brilliant fall foliage. Well worth it.

hiking
6 months ago

Arid peak lookout is for rent and is a very nice place to spend the night. it's well stocked with cooking and tools for cutting fire wood. You park at a dead end on what appears to be a safe place for your vehicle over night. under 3 miles to lookout and only 600 or so feet of elevation gain.

so I misunderstood the route, I started at the mouth of kyle creek at the river, its a long climb but a nice hike. I didn't make it to the lookout, I turned around after 3 miles when I realized I still had almost 2 miles more. I didn't plan on a 9.5 mile hike(time and supplies) I will go back more prepared.

Great easy hike

hiking
7 months ago

Very nice

Can't find anything negative to say. Will do this one again for sure. Beautiful hike.

hiking
7 months ago

A decent afternoon hike. Lots of good history about the Big Burn (I recommend the book of the same name). The info boards are up to date and interesting. Trail is well-maintained but not very challenging. You can't access the mine entrance which became emergency shelter in 1910, but you can see it from the trail above (about 25-50 feet away).

Well just finished this hike and it's pretty all the way up! The cave is closed so you can't go in. The last part of the hike has a really steep incline. Their is may seating areas along the way but be carful when sitting down as we spotted dropping of possibly Rats.

hiking
8 months ago

Pretty easy trail through some impressive forest. One caveat, though. The Pulaski Tunnel itself is actually across the ravine from the trail end. Going up, I was under the impression that you could walk right up to the tunnel/site itself and look in. Unless the trail has been modified since 2013, this is the status. That being said, if you are in the area and you want a nice woodland trail to explore, this would be a good option.

backpacking
8 months ago

Suggest you take the St. Maries-Avery route. Trail head is 16 miles from Avery on very good gravel roads that pass though 3 old train tunnels. Hike in took 1 hour. We had the Lookout during the smokey season so the views were limited but still spectacular. Hike to spring water was 1 hour round trip with Huckleberries to to eat during breaks. Going back up with heavy water in the packs, the steep trail wasn't that bad but plan to do it once!.

hiking
9 months ago

Great short little hike on a well kept trail. There are some moderate inclines with nice Lake views and lots of shade.

Did this trail last October with the pretty fall colors. I would call it an easy hike that most people could do. Athough it is not one of the most amazing hikes I have done I do like a trail with purpose and it does have that. This historical route follows the creek through a canyon up to the mine where Ed Pulaski and his crew waited for the 1910 fire to pass over. The forest service did a great job with the information sign boards and historical facts that are loaded with good reads. I posted a blog about this trail with lots of photos; here is a link if you are interested http://www.jesshahajphotography.com/blog/2016/11/refuge-from-the-fire-the-pulaski-tunnel-trail.

happy hiking!

hiking
9 months ago

Short but steep.

hiking
9 months ago

I escaped from a meeting of friends at nearby Garfield Bay, and grabbed a quick hike on this trail. The trail is quite pleasant, with lots of wild flowers, forest, and scenic views of the lake. There are a few ups and downs, but nothing that will take too much wind out of your sails. There is another intersecting trail - Lost Lake Trail. I'm going to come back and map this for AllTrails.

We arrived at the trail head toward the end of the day and made our way up the trail. It's a steep climb in places, so we made slow progress. By the time we arrived at the lookout, dusk had fallen and the trail had become difficult to see. Thankfully, we arrived before it got too dark to continue. We had the lookout rented, so we were able to spend the next few nights there.

The views were, as expected, fantastic. The lookout provides a good location to set out on day hikes along multiple trails.

hiking
10 months ago

Good hike, lots of history in my town.

Great hike that follows the river. Worth the trip and almost anyone can do it.

hiking
10 months ago

My wife and I chose this as our second hike of the year. It is up hill all the way in. The last half mile is really steep. There are log seats along the way that are nice when you are older like us. We had our grandsons with us so we stopped along the river and let them dip into the cold water and cool off. There were several other hikers but not crowded by any means. Everybody was nice and polite.

hiking
11 months ago

The trail was slightly steeper than I was expecting, but well groomed and marked. The majority of the trail runs along the stream which makes for pretty scenery and the various info boards made the hike informative. To be clear though, the "tunnel" is NOT accessible. It is visible from the top across the stream.

I hiked this trail April 8, 2017 still lots of snow! We did lots of Postholing, falling and crawling under and over fallen trees. It was very icey and slick with traction. Made it to the top where it was leg deep in snow. Looking forward to visiting it this summer.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Attempted hike on Sunday 4-16-17. Only made it half a mile or so in. Trail was still snowy and very icey. Wouldn't attempt unless you have alternative form of traction besides shoes. But very beautiful and will come back in June to hike.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Beautiful!

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