West Fork Alder Creek

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The west fork of Alder Creek is in the beautiful Boise National Forest. It is mid-way between Placerville to the south and Garden Valley to the north. Placerville is a border-line ghost town from the 1800s and it's by-gone mining and logging prosperity. Garden Valley, with the south fork of the Paye...Read More
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Highlights of West Fork Alder Creek

Camping Category IconCamping
Forest Category IconForest
Scenic Category IconScenic
Water Category IconWater
Highest Elevation
4661 ft
Shape of Trail
Connector
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
West
Official Trail Name
615B West Fork Alder Creek
Nearest Town
Garden Valley
Nearest Services
Horseshoe Bend
Management Agency
Boise National Forest
District
Emmett Ranger District

Overview

The west fork of Alder Creek is in the beautiful Boise National Forest. It is mid-way between Placerville to the south and Garden Valley to the north. Placerville is a border-line ghost town from the 1800s and it's by-gone mining and logging prosperity. Garden Valley, with the south fork of the Payette River running through it, is internationally known for its white-water kayaking. The foliage and forest canopy of this trail has to be experienced to fully appreciate the beauty you will see from this trail. It is also a major ranging area for thousands of elk. The trail itself is well known to campers and hunters alike. This trail is in hunter unit #33 for those needing to research seasons and game.

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7 Waypoints
23 Trail Photos
3 Trail Concerns
3 Community Reviews
1 Video
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