Observation Tower Trail

HARD 1 reviews

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

12.1 miles
3,940 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


trail running



Wednesday, August 09, 2017

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.