Rapid River Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews

Rapid River Trail is a 8.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Riggins, Idaho that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, camping, horses, and backpacking. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,384 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail close to Riggins. It starts out a bit dry and warm but once you get near the water it is a comfortable hike. We did have to deal with the poison ivy but it was easily avoided.

backpacking
2 months ago

Had a great overnight backpacking trip on the West Fork, about 5.5-5.75 miles from the trailhead. This is a decently used and well taken care of trail with some poison ivy along the way, but you should be fine if you wear long pants. Be prepared for a climb after you cross the second bridge and take the trail up the west fork, there’s a significant elevation gain before you reach the first of the campsites. River was accessible off and on for water after the first few miles of the hike (don’t forget to filter!) Overall, beautiful views and great hike!

backpacking
3 months ago

Great views. We picked this location because the mountain trails still had snow, but it might as well have been summer here! There is at least one fish in the river. More than that, I can't confirm.

backpacking
4 months ago

Awesome! Great hike. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
5 months ago

So beautiful! I loved how one minute you’re down by the river and the next high up along the ridge.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

such a beautiful, clean, well taken care of trail. The creek lives up to its name! excellent trail for dogs.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Beautiful hike.

backpacking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Awesome trail, it's very well taken care of and a beautiful all day hike.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

backpacking
Saturday, June 04, 2016