Left Fork Danskin Creek

Banks, Idaho (Boise County)

Last Updated: 06/07/2019
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Highlight: Left Fork Danskin Creek
649 Left Fork Danskin Creek Trail is in the Boise National Forest - Emmett Ranger District, less than 2 hours north of Boise. You'll pass through Garden Valley a few miles before the trailhead which is absolutely beautiful and noted for the large herds of elk for your viewing. Most of the trails above Garden Valley were used by the logging industry from the early 1900s, but when Boise Cascade started shutting down the mills in the 1990s, logging slowed dramatically. If you're into getting away from the crowds to disperse camp, you have to check out the site along this trail. The views are beautiful and the area is large, flat, and surrounded by pine trees. Pets are allowed but remember, there are larger animals that call this place home nearby.

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The Trailhead is at Waypoint 6 of Little Anderson Creek. The post at the Tee is unmarked, but there is a marker with 649 on your right as soon as you turn onto the trail.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Horseshoe Bend, Idaho

Travel north on Highway 55 for 14 miles to Banks and turn right on Banks Lowman Road. Continue east for 10 miles to 668 Granite Basin Road and turn left. Continue on Granite Basin Road 2 miles to the Little Anderson Creek trailhead on your right. Continue on the Little Anderson Creek Trail to Waypoint 6, 4.8 miles to the trailhead on your right.

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Dispersed

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Writer Information

Dennis Clark

Mapping Crew - California and Idaho

Dennis Clark was born in Los Angeles in 1942 and after 76 years of living in So Cal he moved to Emmett, Idaho with his wife Patricia, has four adult children with many grand and great grandchildren. He has loved the outdoors since his Cub Scout and Boy Scout days while camping with the family. He's an archer, hunter and fisherman but no longer wishes to harm animals. He has been involved with photography since the 1960's. He became more of a serious hiker in 2010 when he started Geocaching and has hiked the three tallest peaks in So Cal, Mt San Jacinto, Mt San Gorgonio and Mt Baldy, along with most of the lesser peaks in search of caches. Geocaching started his love for the USFS Trail system as he used the trails frequently to get to certain trailheads. He had a 2002 Ford Ranger 2wd and its amazing where that little pickup took him. In 5 years of weekly geocaching he was only stuck once in some Palm Springs sand. His 2016 Wrangler Sport Unlimited was purchased in 2015. He has become quite lazy in the hiking department as he can now drive to most locations. He's looking forward to posting some trails and don't hesitate to ask him for any help you might need.
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