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Grouse Creek Falls - Idaho Panhandle NF, ID

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 1.08 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,638 feet
Elevation Gain 91 feet
Accumulated Gain 182 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 1.99
Interest Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
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8  2022-06-10 LindaAnn
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author avatar Guides 80
Routes 426
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Trips 1,573 map ( 11,130 miles )
Age 42 Female Gender
Location Ahwatukee, AZ
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Preferred Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  6:43am - 6:27pm
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impressive steep rapids
by LindaAnn

The trail for Grouse Creek Falls starts on the east side of the parking area, just to the right of the restroom. The trail follows the north bank of the creek and is mostly flat to start. Easy hiking for the most part, and you'll notice several campsites scattered around.


Closer to the falls, the trail begins to head uphill and there are some slippery rocks to cross. Then the fun begins. After heading uphill and just before reaching the falls, the trail drops steeply back down towards the creek. Very steeply. And the rocks are wet from the spray from the falls. As of Summer 2022, there was a rope leading down this steep section, and it was very useful. In the absence of the rope, it would likely be a slippery scoot down this short section while grabbing onto branches and tree roots.

At the bottom of the rope section, the falls are in front of you. They seem more like steep rapids than a true waterfall but are still impressive as they curve down and around the rocks. After climbing back up the rope section, there is another trail that leads down towards the creek below the falls. Exploring this area is easy, and worth the extra couple minutes of walking. This use trail leads back up to the main trail, and you can retrace your steps back out to the trailhead.


Not the most kid-friendly trail if you want to go all the way to the falls, but walking along the creek before the rope section is easy enough for almost anyone.

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2022-06-10 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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    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

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    Graded dirt road, suitable for all vehicles when dry.

    From Sandpoint, take ID-200 east for 6.1 miles to Colburn Culver Rd. Turn left on Colburn Culver Rd and take north for 5.8 miles to Grouse Creek Cutoff Rd. Turn right on Grouse Creek Cutoff and take it 1.6 miles to Grouse Creek Rd/NF-280. Turn right on Grouse Creek Rd/NF-280 and take east for approx 4.8 mi to the trailhead. The road forks and there is a brown fiberglass sign attached to a tree. There is room for about three vehicles to park at the fork and would be a good place to park if in a low clearance vehicle, otherwise take the right fork and follow the road about 500' to the large parking area.
    page created by LindaAnn on Jun 10 2022 6:38 pm
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