North Fork Ridge

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As the name North Fork Ridge implies, this trail follows a north/south ridge separating the Payette River Canyon to the east and High Valley to the west. The trail favors the east side of the ridge, offering you gorgeous views through the pines and cedars into the canyon and river below. There is a...Read More
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Highlights of North Fork Ridge

Camping Category IconCamping
Forest Category IconForest
Scenic Category IconScenic
Snow Wheeling Category IconSnow Wheeling
Highest Elevation
5788 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
643M
Nearest Town
Banks
Nearest Services
Horseshoe Bend
Management Agency
Boise National Forest
District
Emmett Ranger District

Overview

As the name North Fork Ridge implies, this trail follows a north/south ridge separating the Payette River Canyon to the east and High Valley to the west. The trail favors the east side of the ridge, offering you gorgeous views through the pines and cedars into the canyon and river below. There is a dispersed campsite along this trail to stop for a picnic or spend the night. This ridgeline favors wildlife, where you can observe every big game that Idaho offers. You can see bear, mountain lion, deer, and elk. Your best results would be at dawn and dusk. The highlight here is to enjoy the natural beauty this forest and trail have to offer.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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6 Waypoints
20 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
2 Community Reviews
1 Video
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