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Chinese Peak via Trail 0301, ID

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 2.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,079 feet
Elevation Gain 1,702 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,708 feet
Avg Time One Way 1.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 8.49
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
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14  2021-08-21 PaleoRob
14  2018-02-03 Woodsnative
author avatar Guides 5
Routes 29
Photos 605
Trips 867 map ( 3,241 miles )
Age 52 Male Gender
Location Pocatello, ID
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Preferred May, Sep, Jun, Oct
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  5:29am - 7:40pm
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Shortest distance to the top
by Woodsnative

There are many options for getting to the top of Chinese Peak and many options for looping back down on another trail. This trail is the shortest and fastest for hiking. Each of the numbered trails are graded roads, which are open to motorcycles, off-road vehicles, bikes, cars, trucks, and so on, between the dates of April 15 and November 15. The gates are closed for vehicles and mechanized travel in the winter season.

Chinese Peak was named for a Chinese man who died near the summit in the 1890s. It is the highest peak within the Pocatello Range, which is a small sub-set of peaks within the Portneuf Range. The Portneuf range goes north to south for approximately 60 miles between Blackfoot / Pocatello on the north, and Preston on the south. Chinese Peak had a fire lookout from the 1960s up until 2003. It currently has 5 or 6 radio, satellite, and TV tower stations, each with a small building and some with a fence. If you take a quick look at the satellite pictures, it looks like a small neighborhood got placed right along the ridge.

The trails to Chinese Peak are probably best for a quick hill climb or bike ride that is close to home and are not the most scenic. The lower parts of the trail have yellow grass, which then becomes mixed with junipers and in some places, sagebrush. Near the top are scrub oak and thicker stands of trees. This trail is on the west slope, so it is much dryer and less green than the east slopes.

Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.

Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.

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2018-02-04 Woodsnative

    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Map Drive
    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To hike
    Drive toward the south end of Pocatello. Just south of ISU and the Mountain View Cemetery, you will find Barton Road. Follow Barton Road east as it winds up the hill, under the I-15 freeway, and upward past fields and a subdivision. As you near the end of Barton Road, you will see signs warning that the pavement ends. At the pavement's end, turn right, directly into the parking lot for the trailhead, if the gate is closed.
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    90+° 8am - 6pm kills
    Avoid Heat Illness - stay cool

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