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Snake River - Kirkwood Ranch

Lucile, ID

Snake River - Kirkwood Ranch is a 10.4 mile out and back trail located near Lucile, Idaho and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from March until November.

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Loon Lake Loop and Beyond
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6 Completed 7 Reviews

Great ride. if you want to ride 20 plus miles it is recommended to start at Ruby Meadows and return to Chinnock Camp Ground. Bomber is a short hike left side of lake.

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Loon Lake Loop and Beyond
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Great easy hike! Camped one night. Loon lake was beautiful and loved that there was some history there with the B-23 bomber plane wreckage. Not a bad spot to pick to crash a plane. All 8 men survived. Incredible! It's definitely worth the 2 hour hike!

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Lake Serene Trail
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11 Completed 2 Reviews

Very nice trail. Not much shade on the trail. Very pretty

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Loon Lake Loop and Beyond
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9 Completed 5 Reviews

This hike was a pleasant one. The main loop and hike which is the 10 miles doesn't take you around the lake to the crash site of the B-23. Plan an extra 2 miles for this as well as a couple hours as the "trail" to the crash site is obstructed with hundreds of downed trees from the fires that came through this area a few years ago. If you make the trip in early spring, plan on getting wet if you want to get to the crash site, the water level is very high and the plane itself is in about 8 inches of water.

All in all it's a good day hike and the area is recovering from the fires a few years ago, lots of young growth and green, mixed with gray and charred trees.

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Loon Lake Loop and Beyond
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I would give this 4 stars, but due to fires in the area within the last couple of years there are many downed trees on the trail. The area is recovering very nicely though. The ground is green and lush, just expect to see many burnt trees.

Also, note the trail does not fully loop around the lake! In order to get to the bomber crash site you must cross a creek on the far side (no bridge) and walk a through a thick, sometimes wet grassy area without a trail. I didn't learn this until after I had turned around so I'll be going back for the plane next year!

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Seven Devils Loop
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I've hiked this loop numerous times and have always found it to be an outstanding wilderness trip. Of course, you can hike the loop in either direction but I would recommend counter-clockwise. You will want to deviate from the loop and locate your campsites at the many lakes which are located on trails which head toward the main crest. Sheep, Echo and Baldy are among my favorites. You will add to the mileage by camping off the loop, but you will also find much more scenic and enjoyable camps. The east side of the range is much drier than the west with fewer camping areas. Experienced hikers can complete this loop as an overnight, but to savor the experience, I would recommend 3-4 days at least.

The access road which is 17 miles long leaves Highway 95 south of Riggins. It is primarily dirt and/or gravel and gets a little rough near the end; best for higher clearance vehicles. There are two campgrounds near the trail head.

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Loon Lake Loop and Beyond
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6 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a great lake to hike into for many reasons! The scenery is awesome is just one reason among many others, but the main reason is the remain of a World War 2 plane that rest at the south end of the lake.

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The Seven Devils
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0 Completed 1 Reviews

Definitely worth the drive! Take a camera and a jacket. May be super hot in the valley but when you get up there it's pretty chilly! lots of trails ranging from moderate to difficult.

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