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One Spoon Trail is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Garden Valley, Idaho that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.2 mi Elevation gain 2,355 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Forest River Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Angee Jensen
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Randy Lav
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Megan Multanen
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Holy cow, this is a steep one! Steady uphill, a couple of really steep moments but mostly steady. A very narrow trail, so good that we didn't meet anyone else on the trail, though clearly, there had been other folks out there. Lots of nice shade even though we didn't start till about 130pm. Only made it about half way because of time constraints but it was a beautiful trail with great views. I struggles a bit to find the trail head but it is well marked. I did need to use the Forest Service website to get the Exact location but, once I did that it was pretty easy to find! overall well worth your time but probably deserves a hard designation, not moderate!

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Jennifer Robinson
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meh. too steep to enjoy. May just be too out of shape for this one.

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Erin Gatfield
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Get ready for a steep hike! Loved the prominent rock features that made appearances along the trail (we named one the Marbled Thumb...see if you can guess which one!). Lots of shade. Lots of solitude! We passed two hikers at the trailhead and didn't ever see them again (not as ominous as it sounds, I'm sure!). Lovely views from the top: counted up to 7 layers of blue, forested horizons stacked in front of each other. No water for dogs, so bring plenty. The true "top" was a little misleading, but once the trail starts descending again into the trees, you've gone too far. The epic views are just as good before the junction with the Bear Wallow ATV trail, which is only .3 miles from the true "top." Saw several red tailed hawks. Would definitely hike this one again!

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Mirel Reyes
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I'm a newer hiker and knew this trail would be steep based on other reviews but man! It was a climb all the way with some very steep parts. Going down was faster but still a challenge. Happy to have finished in 4 hours. Didn't see a single other hiker. Done on 8/01/20.

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Patricia Alexander
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If you want peace and quiet this is the trail to do. No one else was on the trail but my small group of 3. The hike is up, up, and up.....some places very steep. Great views, lots of alpine trees, saw a sage grouse and her babies. The forest service road and the trail are marked so NOT difficult to find if you are looking for signage.

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jenna Pe
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This trail kicked my butt. Straight up hill. Nice views. When the trail dead ends, turn right and got up a bit further for some views. Good day hike for sureZ

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Ryan ONeil
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Trailhead was tricky to find, picture is when I finally found it. I parked in the open area just past the run off for the main road. Pretty steep trail with no water anywhere. Awesome views. Didn't see any wildlife but lots of tracks. Mountain flowers were fantastic. Looked at it for backpacking, but its basically a steep clime to a ridge the whole way. No good tent spots and no water = great day hike.

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Max Kittelson
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Awesome trail! I really enjoyed it even though the constant steep parts really annoyed the hell out of me. There are a couple parts on the trail where trees were knocked down and you had to go around but other than that the trail was pretty clear besides a little overgrowth. The view was stunning and there is a great spot at the very top to stop for lunch. There is a lot of shade as well so this is a great hike for the summer. Lots of droppings from animals directly on the trail so I wouldn’t be surprised if you come across any game.

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Brenda M
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Great workout, our 10 yr old did it with us. Very quite, lots of berries, brush got dense at times. There was an area with downed trees we had to go around other then that trail is well maintained, especially by wildlife. Views at times were amazing of the granite rocks and other ravines. Caught a glimpse of a bear, saw lots of signs of Elk. We would definalty do this again.

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Cavan G.
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HikingOver grown

If you're looking to reach a destination, this hike just kind of turns around at a certain point 3.2 miles in. The trail continues further but we decided to turn back at the point listed in the hike. Kind of a bummer that there was more trail we didn't get to.

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Jess Wayment
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It was a great trail, not well used but well marked and maintained. We only went to the overlook about halfway. The view is worth the elevation gained in the first few miles.

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Becca Dow
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Alex Dilworth
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Heather Morris
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Carolann Whitesell
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Trevor Greenfield
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Peter Adams
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Chere Ostolasa
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Max Kittelson
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Brad Condie
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Kristi Day
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