Looking for a great trail in Salmon National Forest, Idaho? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, views trails, wild flowers trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Salmon National Forest ranging from 2.2 to 23.6 miles and from 4,416 to 9,865 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
scramble
snow
17 days ago

Hiked it yesterday but had to turn around by COR due to snow storm rolling in. Would recommend but snow a good 1.5 feet deep around half way up. Plan on coming back to summit

hiking
rocky
scramble
snow
24 days ago

great hike! bring gloves for the ridge and the cold! fair amount of snow up above 11k. round trip about 7.5 hours. weather was not looking good as we drove away so I'm sure conditions will not be great moving forward.

One of the best hikes I've ever done.. Very very steep for beginner hikers or non hikers like myself but well worth it if you push yourself. Last half mile is the hardest. Clearest most beautiful water you can find at the top of a mountain. Bring lots of water for the hike and stop as you need in the shady stops a long the trail.. Everyone we met was so friendly and kind. Dogs were there but no issue of any kind.

Beautifull short hike, and those views from the springs...

hiking
27 days ago

Hiked yesterday. Some snow on the trail after COR.

hiking
1 month ago

Very steep but enjoyable hike with great scenery.

hiking
1 month ago

Trail in excellent condition. Super exhausting and tiring. The chicken out ridge is really a thrilling experience. One of the most amazing hikes I have ever done

hiking
1 month ago

Everything was great. there was a little new snow, but not on the trail.

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Awesome Hike... be ready for a good effort and try to pick a day when weather not an issue. COR not that bad so don't let that deter you.. just be mindful as you will be literally scrambling/climbing up and around rocks .. there are plenty of hand/foot holds and drop off not that daunting... there is a 15' section where this is a rope in place to help you out.. was a bit muddy with some snow at very top as it had snowed a few days prior.. spectacular views .. poles helpful for most of hike except in rock pass section. door to door took us 7 hours.. bring gloves... a good attitude and some miles under the legs.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is in great shape. Lots of people out today, we had great weather. It's a pretty grueling hike, the elevation really got to me. COR was intimidating but much less so on the way down. Several people skirted around the ridge though I don't know if I would recommend it.

Beautiful hike and hot springs, but lookout for the woman riding the 4-wheeler who can be kind of rude. She comes up to most cars when they arrive to tell them they can’t camp there (which is fine, because you can’t and there are already signs). We hiked up and spent the night above the springs but when we came back the next day and were unpacking/making a sandwich she came back and said she hated to tell us “again” but we either have to hike up to the springs or leave. She said we couldn’t even have our lunch and walked off before I could reply. I understand the locals not wanting people to hang around or camp, but as far as I could tell the private property doesn’t start till you enter the hike and there’s no reason to be rude. Needless to say we finished our sandwiches and left. Overall a great experience, just don’t camp or make a sandwich in the parking lot!

Multiple small pools once you reach the top, definitely an early morning hike, or end of the summer season. The uphill can get gnarly with 95+ sun beating down.

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Second time up, and not any easier than 16 years ago. Tips: 1) Bring wet wipes and pee before you leave the tree line (but there are a couple ledges out of view near the top); 2)Bring 3-4 liters of water and hide a liter water bottle at the top of the tree line to retrieve on your way down; 3) bring windbreaker, poles and garden/work gloves; 4) keep track of where go over Chicken Out Ridge, so you can find your way back the same way; 5) take 5-10 minute breaks on the way up to acclimate and avoid altitude impairment; 6) DO NOT BRING A DOG; 7) avoid windburn with chapstick, etc.; and 8) the time up and time down are about the same because the rock and dirt are slick and difficult. AFTERWARDS: Check out Challis Hotsprings or Gold Bug Hotsprings

Worth every step! Views are amazing! Kids can make it. For our 8, 6 and soon to be 4 year old, it took about 90 minutes to go up and 60 minutes to get back down. 1.9 miles each way. We carried our 13 month old in a Piggyback and had a great time swimming as a family. It’s one of our favorite places we’ve ever been. We will be going back ASAP! -bathroom at the trailhead

A really beautiful trail. It’s pretty steep on the way up. The view is awesome.

The end is worth the walk. My daughter who only hikes b/c she is with us did not want to leave once we found the multiple bathing pools. We met people from many parts of the country. There are a couple of pools that you can access by going through or around another pool that are worth the effort. Especially the one connected to the first one you come to in the right. You can see the pool but once you cut over to it (not as part of the trail) it has multiple waterfalls along with a cave you can enter. Inside the cave is a nature made hot tub that is deeper than the others though only 4 to 6 can fit in it. The tub itself has another waterfall that pours into it always giving you fresh warm water.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views. Chicken out ridge can be bypassed on the left side but you still have to scramble a bit. Make sure you're conditioned before this hike. Bring a jacket, it's cold at the top!

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Not much more can be said for this trail I guess but from my perspective chicken out ridge wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I stayed to the side instead of the ridge line and that worked great. That last 1,000 feet can be tough but you are almost there, you can do it!

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

backpacking
2 months ago

amazing place. a bit hard to get to and its very rocky both driving there and hiking the path. ship lake was amazing. i did get in the water and these little leach things would attach to me so be cautious. hike was a bit hard with gear and all so i would say make these bare minimum 2 days. i took about 3 days. loved it.

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