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Observation Tower Trail is a 12.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lowman, Idaho that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as difficult and is primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 12.1 mi Elevation gain 3,940 ft Route type Out & Back

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Rhianna Wallace
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HikingBugsNo shadeOver grown

Recommend using this trail to hike to Sawtooth Lake when backpacking . Less foot traffic than the iron creek trailhead. The trail is all uphill with a few creek crossings, able to navigate the creeks via logs and rocks. There isn’t any shade so start early. Pretty buggy with mosquitos. Recommend trekking poles. The trail is overgrown at some sections but the path is still trackable.

Tom Knoff
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Hiking

Good trail conditions, not sure about the ‘difficult’ designation but it will test your endurance and it’s a full day- we didn’t realize the grade until we were coming down- beautiful scenery, 3 river crossings one had a bridge- we are 60-ish and navigated the logs fine. Our feet were grateful for the cold river at the bottom and the adjacent hot springs were very nice- go in the middle of the week for a better experience.

Alan B.
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First to Review

The wild flowers were spectacular. The views were majestic. The trail has a lot of elevation gain but didn't feel that steep. There some relatively flat sections. However, there were many downed trees across the trail. At times, the trail would need to be located because of clusters of downed trees covering the trail. Not a well maintained trail. There were 3 10-15 foot river crossings that added some adventure. A good test of balance on the logs crossing the river.

Trever Klucken
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clay jones
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Lorelei Hodgson
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Garrit E.
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Joshua Bishop
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