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The Best Backpacking in Clearwater County

Looking for the best backpacking in Clearwater County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Clearwater County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

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Top backpacking spots in and near Clearwater County

  • Kooskia, Idaho

    Hike Sherman Creek Trail #203

    7.1 mi / 3790 ft gain
    It's always (for me anyway) a good sign when the parking area at a trailhead is devoid of any other vehicles. Such was the case at the Sherman Creek Trailhead in the Clearwater National Forest in west-central Idaho. This trail begins just north of US-12, where Sherman Creek starts emptying into t...
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  • Kooskia, Idaho

    Stanley Hot Springs

    9.68 mi / 2106 ft gain
    Stanley Hot Springs is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a hot springs located near Kooskia, Idaho.
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  • Kooskia, Idaho

    Hike to Stanley Hot Springs

    5.0
    9.8 mi / 2283 ft gain
    Start your hike to the hot springs at trailhead 211.  Trail is roughly 5 miles with an easy gradual incline. Enjoy some of the mountainous views on your way.  There are no signs directing you to the hot springs but there will be two forks in the road and you'll take the right path both times.  Be...
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  • Clarkia, Idaho

    Grandmother and Grandfather Mountains

    8.05 mi / 1673 ft gain
    Grandmother and Grandfather Mountains is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Clarkia, Idaho.
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  • Kooskia, Idaho

    Cupboard Creek Trail

    7.41 mi / 4117 ft gain
    Cupboard Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Elk City, Idaho.
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  • Kooskia, Idaho

    Selway Crags via Big Fog Trail

    7.41 mi / 2546 ft gain
    Selway Crags via Big Fog Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Kooskia, Idaho.
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  • Avery, Idaho

    Saint Joe Lake Trail

    10.03 mi / 1568 ft gain
    Saint Joe Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Superior, Montana.
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