Bronson Meadows

MODERATE 3 reviews
#5 of 10 trails in

Bronson Meadows is a 13.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Calder, Idaho that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
13.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3061 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

rocky

There is a gate closing the road to vehicles 2 miles from the trail head. You are able to drive to the trail head with a ATV. The trail starts along the creek and then starts into a steep climb with switch backs for approximately the first mile before leveling off. The first half mile or so is the steepest. Approximately 2/2.5 miles in you drop back down to Big Creek traversing over and under 3 blowdowns. Once you reach the creek, their will be 3 Creek crossing and the trail is mostly level the last two/three miles before reaching the Meadows. There are other trails that allow the hike to loop or go point-to-point. There is also a cabin in the meadows which can be used for public use. The creek water is potable. Most water in this area that has good flow is drinkable.

hiking
1 month ago

Went 2.0 miles 95% up hill with not a lot to look at. Trail was well marked and maintained. I would not go on this hike again.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful scenery but very steep trail! We turned around after 2.8 miles of a steady uphill climb nearly the entire way. The trail is very overgrown in places so we had to push branches out of our way quite often. The trail starts out in a dense forested area and then you reach a ridge with incredible views. Very hard trail but also very beautiful.

2 months ago