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Kents Canyon is a 7.7 mile out and back trail located near Malad City, Idaho and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from June until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 7.7 miles Elevation Gain: 2,401 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly


horseback riding

mountain biking

Pleasant canyon day hike/bike with mountain views This hike is a pleasant out and back hike up a canyon that curves around Kent's peak with an excellent view at the top of Elkhorn peak. The trail was formerly a jeep road before the forest road closure and is still in use as a multi-use trail. At the start, the hillsides are fairly open with pockets of Juniper and maple, with cottonwoods and chokecherry in the bottom of the canyon. Good views of the geological formations are visable on the front side of Kent's Peak. As you go deeper into the canyon the junipers and maples give way to pines and aspens. Expect to see mule deer with the possibility of seeing elk, moose and cougar. The canyon is dry for the first mile or two but a nice spring near the top of the canyon reaches to within a mile or so of the trailhead before disappearing back into the ground.

Sat Jul 30 2016

We were looking for Elkhorn Peak - didn't find it. (Not the first time anyway!!).

mountain biking
2 months ago

recorded idaho

Mon May 28 2018