Snowshoe Falls, ID • Hike
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Snowshoe Falls, ID

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Difficulty 1 of 5
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Distance Round Trip 0.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,934 feet
Elevation Gain 166 feet
Accumulated Gain 180 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 1.7
Interest Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
Backpack Possible & Connecting
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8  2022-07-05 FOTG
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author avatar Guides 29
Routes 329
Photos 9,686
Trips 920 map ( 9,680 miles )
Age 40 Male Gender
Location AZ
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North Central Region
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Preferred Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep → 7 AM
Seasons   Late Spring to Early Autumn
Sun  6:41am - 6:20pm
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History
Twice in 1805 and 1806 Lewis and Clark traveled and mapped this area. Their purpose was to communicate with the Indians, explore the land and establish the claim of the United States to the vast Pacific Northwest. There is no evidence that anyone in the Corps of Discovery visited Snowshoe Falls, as they were toiling away on the ridges and highpoints to the Northwest of the falls when they passed through here, as the Lochsa River was most likely viewed as unnavigable to the Corps of Discovery. The overland portion of the expedition through this area is said to represent the most difficult times of the entire expedition.


Overview
The start of this quick hike is easy to miss. The trail is located on the opposite side of the road of the Big Stew Creek pullout, between mile markers 117-118. There is no kiosk, informational board, or register for the trail. A trail sign marks the beginning of the trail on the opposite side of the road. The well-maintained trail immediately begins climbing the steep hillside next to the road and then a series of switchbacks takes you the rest of the way through the brief steep beginning of the trail. The trail levels out after about a quarter of a mile and then you begin the short hillside traverse over to the falls. A signed junction points the way. There is a footbridge at the falls and they are signed. After enjoying the quaint falls and your surroundings, return the way you came.

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2022-07-17 FOTG
    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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    The trailhead is located between mile markers 117 and 118 on U.S. 12.
    page created by FOTG on Jul 17 2022 9:16 am
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