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Location: In the Panhandle on SR 57 22.3 mi. N of Priest River to gravel rd. 057-022.
Located in Kaniksu National Forest, head north on Hwy 57. At Hwy 2/57 junction, Chipmunk Rapids Info Center and trailhead parking are on the east side of Hwy 57 at 22.5 mile (between 22/23 mile markers).
This trail utilizes, for the most part, an old road system so the trail is quite wide. High points along the trail is the Kaniksu Marsh, Priest River and Chipmunk Rapids. Watch for moose, deer, and waterfowl that frequently use the marsh. A long loop can be done utilizing road 2244A but be aware that this road is open to vehicles.
Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Snow or ice
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 3%
Maximum Grade: 10%
Elevation Low Point: 2,474
Elevation High Point: 2,530
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1980
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.
US Forest Service
Priest Lake Ranger District
32203 Hwy. 57
Priest River, ID 83856
Best Xcountry skiing in North Idaho
Resurrected after 25 years Chipmunk is now groomed by the Priest Lake Nordic Club. The trail system offers intermediate skiing with great views of the river and Selkirk Crest.
September 8, 2020
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