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Clifty Peak is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bonners Ferry, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 4.4 mi Elevation gain 1,026 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Nature trips Walking Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife
Waypoints (1)
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Fire spotted
Due west of here
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Mathew Kramer
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Gary Brown
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April & Brad Aspgren
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8/11/20 (Tue afternoon): Loved the views from the top and wildflowers. Loved the solitude – we were the only ones on the trail – PTL! Well-maintained and obstacle-free trail by Aug. Non-local (NL) directions: From Bonner’s Ferry, go south on highway 95/2 and exit on Twenty Mile Rd/408 headed east. Look for #274, a washboard headed up. On #274, we parked on the side of the road in a wide area not far from the Clifty Peak hiker sign, which marks the start of the trail – the sign is in bad shape, so keep your eyes open for it. NL driving perspective: We made it to the trailhead in a 2WD low clearance rental car on a DRY AUG day. On the paved part of Twenty Mile Rd/408, no problem. On the washboard part of Twenty Mile Rd/408 and 274, no problem THANKS to the public works group who were smoothing it out right before we drove up it. Awesome job! Use a higher clearance or 4WD vehicle IF you want to arrive faster or stress less or combat seasonal/weather elements that impact the washboard, when it gets messy again. NL hiker perspective: A mid-40’s female and mid-50’s male, both in moderate shape from low flat Dallas who hike a couple of times a year, made it with no problems – easy hike. We wore hiking boots, carried poles that weren’t needed, coated ourselves in a deet-based bug spray to combat mosquitos and flies (not too bad in Aug), carried packs with water, food for up top, and a layer of clothes (it can get windy and cool up top depending on weather), and wore bear spray holsters on our packs for easy access (no bear encounters or visible skat – we were loud since it was just us). Gorgeous views and country, Idaho folk! GO DO IT! (Note for hikers wanting to continue to Katka Peak – we couldn’t find the trail to continue from Clifty Peak. Wish a local would add signage or cairns.)

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Josh Meagher
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The road in was a typical mountain road, a bit rough but manageable if you take your time. The trail is moderately difficult but 100% worth the view at the top!!!

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Lieven Walston
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It was great. The road was a bit dusty coming up but the hike was beautiful. A lot of wildflowers and great views.

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Jason Eulberg
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Great trail, lots of wildflowers, rewarding view at the top

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ROBERT UPTON
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awesome trail and views

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Megan Johnson
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This is one of my favorite hikes; however, trail crews have not cleared this trail yet. There are several blow downs, some of which are difficult to get over, under, or around. Happy hiking!

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David Grant
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A quick and fairly easy hike with great views of the Kootenai Valley. The site of the Black Mt lookout isn't far from the trailhead. Lots of radio towers now but the lookout has been demoed. From Clifty you can continue to Katka Pk. Be bear aware here.

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Derek Thom
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Roberta McKinney
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Dave Lux
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Chuck Neely
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Amy Wenger
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Josiah McIntosh
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