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Fishhook Creek Nature Trail

photo: View from Redfish Lake Visitor Center. Photo by USFS.

Length: 0.25 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Interpretive Trail
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

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Location: At the Redfish Lake visitor center on SR 75 N of Ketchum.
State(s): Idaho
Counties: Custer
Longitude: -114.91992
Latitude: 44.14838

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Description

The Fishhook Creek Nature Trail is a boardwalk and native surface trail that leads from the Redfish Lake Visitor Center through and over Fishhook Creek. Interpretive signs along the route describe the story of the wetland and gives opportunities to see beaver activity and salmon spawning. Kokanee salmon spawn in the creek and Redfish Lake each fall. If and when endangered Sockeye salmon and reestablished in Redfisk Lake, they would also be visible during spawning. There are beautiful views of the Sawtooth peaks from the trail.

Additional Details

Width: 60 inches.
Primary Surface: Boardwalk
Secondary Surface: Boardwalk

Maximum Grade: 5%
Elevation Low Point: 6,570
Elevation High Point: 6,570
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1979

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: USFS Trail Details

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Information contact:
Carol Cole
Sawtooth National Recreation Area
HC64 Box 8291
Ketchum, ID 83340 cjcole@fs.fed.us

Trail management:
Jay Dorr
Sawtooth National Recreation Area
HC64 Box 8291
Ketchum, ID 83340
(208) 727-5000
jdorr@fs.fed.us
http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/sawtooth

 

Photos

View from Redfish Lake Visitor Center. Photo by USFS.

View from Redfish Lake Visitor Center. Photo by USFS.

Aerial view of the trail and boardwalk from Sawtooth Assn. Photo by Austin Clegg.

Aerial view of the trail and boardwalk from Sawtooth Assn. Photo by Austin Clegg.

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