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This is likely a great time to hike this trail!  Check out "Prefered" months below, keep in mind this is an estimate.

Huckleberry Mountain, ID

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 2.38 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,366 feet
Elevation Gain 496 feet
Accumulated Gain 530 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 5.03
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14  2020-06-29
Huckleberry Mtn and Peak 4872
LindaAnn
Author LindaAnn
author avatar Guides 39
Routes 379
Photos 3,244
Trips 1,140 map ( 8,349 miles )
Age 40 Female Gender
Location Ahwatukee, AZ
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Preferred   Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Seasons   Late Spring to Early Autumn
Sun  5:39am - 8:03pm
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appreciate the large trees
by LindaAnn

Likely In-Season!
From the parking area on the side of the road, head northwest up Huckleberry Mountain Rd. There is a gate about 100' up the road, but the area is open to dirt bikes and quads. In fact, the area seems to be quite popular with the OHV crowd, so this hike is better suited for weekdays instead of weekends.


Continue up the dirt road about 0.65 miles to a sharp left turn, while the main road bends to the right. Take that sharp left (almost a U-turn), which turns into a single-track, and continues uphill. Up until now, the incline has hardly been noticeable, but the trail gets steeper from here. Head south and uphill, staying right at the fork for the less steep option, although both trails from the fork will lead to the summit.

The trail will turn to the southeast as it heads to the highest part of the mountain, ending at a small clearing. A small trail heads downhill off to the left, but that just seems to part of the OHV trails in the area. The true summit is in the vegetation just east of the clearing, but no obvious path leads over to it, and the views from the clearing or the true summit are the same--none--so it's a good a place as any to stop.

Nothing exciting about this hike unless you are either looking for an easy walk or to check off a peak. Continuing north on Huckleberry Mountain Rd does add some scenic value to the hike. Retrace your steps back downhill when you are done. The views on the road seem to be better while hiking back downhill, and you can appreciate just how large the trees are alongside the road.

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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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2020-06-29 LindaAnn
    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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    To hike
    From I-90 in Coeur d'Alene, take Exit 15 Sherman Rd/Fernan Lake Rd. Head east on Fernan Lake Rd and take it east until it turns in FS-269/Lost Mines Rd. Continue east on FS-268 up to Fernan Saddle. At the saddle, take a soft left onto FS-612 (just stay on the paved road, all the others at the saddle are dirt) and take FS-612 east 2.25 miles to the large pullout on the north side of the road. It's a large triangle shape and easy to spot. If you reach the intersection with FS-406, you've gone a little too far.
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