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Knapp Creek-Loon Creek Trail

photo: The Loon Creek Trail connects to Loon Lake. Photo by USDA Forest Service.

Length: 19.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Camping
Dogs - Mushing
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Equestrian - Other stock
Fishing

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Location: In Challis National Forest, northwest of Stanley off State Route 21.
State(s): Idaho
Counties: Custer
Longitude: -114.85704
Latitude: 44.54395

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Description

PLEASE NOTE: The Knapp-Loon Area was heavily burned in 2012 and trail conditions are variable in the area at this time. Only the non-Wilderness Knapp Creek portion of the trail is accessible for wheeled vehicles. After the Wilderness boundary, the trail drops into Loon Creek and wheeled vehicles, INCLUDING bicycles, are Not Allowed.

Additional Details

Width: 18 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 6%
Maximum Grade: 15%
Elevation Low Point: 6,714
Elevation High Point: 8,911
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1979

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.

Trail management:
Ken Stauffer
Salmon Challis National Forest
50 Hwy. 93 South
Salmon, ID 83467
(208) 756-5100
kstauffer@fs.fed.us

 

Photos

The Loon Creek Trail connects to Loon Lake. Photo by USDA Forest Service.

The Loon Creek Trail connects to Loon Lake. Photo by USDA Forest Service.

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