South Fork of Gibson Jack Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews

South Fork of Gibson Jack Trail is a 3.7 mile out and back trail located near Pocatello, Idaho that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
561 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

A nice hike from a large graveled trailhead. The Gibson Jack trail follows the creek of that name along a sage, buckbrush and juniper open sidehill with scattered pines the first mile. The sage and junipers then give way to aspen and heavier stands of pine with mountain mahogany on the ridge caps. Expect to see mule deer and other big game. A cow and calf moose watched me toil up the trail but were too shy to let me get close enough for a good picture. The trail up the canyon is very moderate but the return loop has a steep climb but is well worth the effort with ridge top views of Pocatello, through the blackrock gap to Inkom and north to Fort Hall. The ridge leg of the trip leads through the dense pines and mountain mahogany near the crest with many ridge line views.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013