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Great trail with a beautiful destination! Highly recommend!

The road to the trailhead is not well marked, so watch closely for FS 316.

backpacking
11 days ago

Awesome trail to get you to sheep lake going the most direct route. Sheep is a great place to base camp and then day hike all over the Devils.. it took us about 2 hours to get in and then a similar amount of time on the way out. The trail is pretty steep/vertical in a lot of places and there’s an unpleasant scree slide dropping down into the lake. We backpack a lot and I would not rate this trail as “easy”... but definitely doable. We took our kids 8 and 15 in and they both had packs.

hiking
15 days ago

Great loop! We did the whole thing and added 1.6 miles on to go to Echo Lake for a total of 28 miles. We did the loop all in one day, though if you aren’t in shape I wouldn’t suggest it. We ran some of it. Bring lots of water, there were a few creeks along the way if you went counter-clockwise. The last half there were not creeks. We didn’t see a single soul on the trail! Beautiful area! Highly recommend going in the fall. The colors were amazing!!

This was an interesting hike. The hike in was good, but the downhill right after you go over the crest of the ridge at 1.5 miles is fairly steep in spots and has loose rock. What is nice to go down is very tiring going back up. The last part of the trail just before the lake is hard to locate so we ended up climbing over boulders thinking it was the path. At times we were not sure we were on the right Trails and a few more trail markets would have been beneficial. The lake was beautiful and we were the only ones there...finally met some others on our hike back out. It didn't appear to be moderately trafficked, but seemed like only a few had taken on the challenge.

hiking
1 month ago

Did the loop end of July. I highly recommend it. The side hike to Dog lake is brutal. The trail has not been cleared in forever, so it's bushwhacking all the way. However, Dog Lake was absolutely gorgeous and the lake is full of hungry rainbows. Definitely worth the trip. I also recommend doing the loop counterclockwise. The 11 miles without water is mostly easy walking on well maintained trail.

hiking
2 months ago

I had originally planned this as a relaxing three night trip but plans changed as the “inn” was full when I arrived at EchoLske so I had to push it out a bit further than planned. I spent the second night at Dog Lake and then back to starting line with a short hop up to Lower Cannon. I found this loop to be a very tough hike. Unlike the Eagle Cap where water is plentiful that is not the case here. There was a stretch of almost nine miles with no trail side water. The hikes to the lakes are all a bit tough. I concur with someone else’s recommendation for doing the looping a counter clockwise direction. If you want to do a day hike then go clockwise to lower Cannon and get some great views of “The Devils”. I also concur with the idea that you should have some experience as this is not a walk-in the park.

backpacking
2 months ago

We did this loop 5 days 4 nights. It was 42 miles including a hike to Dry Diggins lookout, Baldy Lake, Horse Heaven cabin and Lower Cannon Lake. We camped off the trail except for Baldy Lake and hiked packs off for the remaining. We found excellent and/or adequate camp sites every night. By the end of hiking in 80+degree heat, you will sleep anywhere. Bonus of heat is mosquitoes were minimal. Lucky to have had volunteers just finish cleaning out the trail between Echo and Baldy, made for great trail conditions on 90% of the loop. It was a harder hike than we anticipated, but the extra day was good for resting up. Beautiful country and amazing views until the last day the smoke from the fires in the area was rolling in.

Excellent hike great workout

backpacking
2 months ago

Took us 2.5 days to make it around. Didn’t do any of the lake trails except lower cannon. Beautiful scenery despite the fire season smoke.

Beautiful hike! Lake was full of fish

hiking
3 months 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
3 months ago

Amazing loop but you better be in shape to do it or have 3-4 days min to make it around.

Great hike today with perfect weather. Approximately an hour in and a bit longer on the way out. The road had just been graded.

backpacking
4 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
5 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
6 months ago

Awesome! Great hike. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
7 months ago

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

hiking
Monday, September 18, 2017

Serene Lake is a sweet gem of a hike. It’s a great option if you’re looking for a trail you could easily day hike or backpack and camp.

hiking
Saturday, August 19, 2017

seven devil's is a hard hike. Lots of elevation change and at times very cool views. the original plan was to hike the whole loop, but because of time we couldn't finish the whole loop so we turned around and came back. We started the hike counterclockwise and went out to dry diggs. dry digs itself makes the hike worth it, getting multiple different views of canyons and the snake river. I would definetly recommend this hike. Only thing I would not recommend is getting a flat tire. (it sucks).

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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

hiking
Monday, August 07, 2017

There was a good amount of smoke due to wildfires, so a couple of us had trouble breathing for part of it. It took us 11 hours with breaks to do the whole loop (10am-9pm). The trail is mostly well marked except for a section 2/5 of the way. If you do the loop counterclockwise, you hit most of the altitude right away and you have smoother sailing for the second half. The area is very warm and dry, but there are enough creeks to fill up if you have a purifier. There is a 12 mile section without any creeks, so plan accordingly. Very beautiful route.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Another great job Ed. This is a great area to ride and you never run out of trails.

off road driving
Friday, November 11, 2016

This trail is in the Payette National Forest, not Gospel Hump.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdG3O-Gmb4c

hiking
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

This trail is usually not open until July due to the snowpack.

off road driving
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Burgdorf is also in the Payette National Forest, near McCall, Idaho, not the Gospel Hump Wilderness.

off road driving
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

This area is usually not accessible until the middle of June due to the annual snowpack.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Nice hike. The lake is tucked in and takes you by surprise

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Nice hike

on Rapid River Trail

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Beautiful hike.

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