The Panhandle

TRAIL HAZARDS!

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OVERGROWN TRAILS

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PREDATORS

Mile 763 - Clark Fork, ID

Access to trail via Idaho Point Road or East Spring Creek Road

Mile 787 - Trestle Creek Road

From Highway 200 take Trestle Creek Road 12 miles to meet ICT at the ridge.

Mile 791 - Lunch Peak Lookout

From Highway 200 take Trestle Creek Road 12 miles to junction with Lunch Peak Road 1091.  4 miles from there to lookout.  Can be rented but is otherwise locked up.  Contact: 208-263-5111

Mile 809 - FS 404 Road

From Naples, take FS 404 Road 8 miles to find ICT at a logging site.

Mile 818 - Naples, ID

On Highway 2.  10 Miles Northeast to Bonners Ferry, ID.  23 miles Southwest to Sandpoint, ID

Mile 823 - Wyman Wildlife Habitat

From Highway 2 take McArthur Lake Road to spur road 4A. 1.4 miles.  No visible trailhead.

Mile 833 - Dodge Peak

From Pack River Road, take Roman Nose Lookout Road 5 miles to Dodge Peak access road.

Mile 841 - Fault Lake Trailhead

From Pack River road take FS 293 Road to trailhead.

Mile 850 - Hunt Lake Trailhead

From East Shore Drive, take Hunt Creek Rd 9 miles to trailhead.

Mile 874 - Lionhead USFS Campground

Take East Shore Drive to Lionshead Campground.  Trail follows unmarked road just Northwest of Mosquito Bay on Priest Lake.

Mile - 884 FS 655 Road

Access from Washington via Gold Creek Rd.  Turn East on FS 655 Road to trailhead.

Mile 888 - Upper Priest River Trailhead

Access from Washington via Gold Creek Rd.

Mile 900 - Upper Priest Falls

Access by trail only.  12 miles from trailhead.

Explore North Idaho on the Idaho Centennial Trail. This section has no shortage of picturesque lakes and raging peaks. Priest Lake and Pend Oreille are some of Idaho’s largest lakes with plenty of recreation options. Big views of the Selkirks, Cabinets, and Scotchman’s Peak draw your eyes in every direction. Ancient cedar groves and tumbling waterfalls await as you make your way to the Northern terminus.

The trail leaves Clark Fork and immediately runs into private property issues at the FS Trail 120 trailhead. Access to the trailhead is currently blocked. After finding your way to the trail by alternative means, a climb takes you to a long ridge walk with wide-open views of Lake Pend Oreille. The trail stays on the ridge above the lake as it makes its way North to Trestle Pass.

A short road walk leads you to Lunch Peak Lookout which can be reserved as shelter for a fee. At the lookout, the trail sets out again on single track towards Mount Pend Oreille. After skirting East around the summit, the trail continues along the ridge. Between Purdy and Calder Mountains, the tread is significantly tracked out by moose. The trail can be difficult to follow and you will find yourself lead to the muddy wallows that the moose enjoy.

Dropping down towards the Boulder Creek Road, you will find it has been closed and converted to single track. The trail crosses a large meadow and Inscription Rock before climbing again to Kelly Pass. Over the pass, the trail joins a logging road and heads down to Naples, ID.

Naples is a small town with a small country store/post office and a bar. More services are available in Bonners Ferry to the North and Sandpoint to the South. From Naples, the trail cuts towards McArthur Reservoir and then up to White Mountain. The forest has reclaimed the trail up the mountain so you will have a difficult time making your way to the ridge. This section can be bypassed by continuing Southwest on Highway 2 to Samuels and taking the Pack River Road.

Clear trail leads the way North along the ridge to Dodge Peak where it heads West, down to the Pack River. Across the River, the trail climbs to Fault Lake, nestled under the sheer walls of the Selkirk Mountains. Your route goes over the saddle to Hunt Lake although there is no trail. Boulder scramble up and over and be careful.

From the outlet of Hunt Lake, the trail stays high in the boulders on the South side, marked with faded orange spray paint. The maps indicate that the trial is lower but trying to find it will draw you deep into thick brush. The orange blazes lead you to a trailhead on a logging road which heads down to East Shore Road and Priest Lake. The paved road takes you north along the shore for a long road walk. On the way to Lionshead Campground, you can stop for milkshakes and hot pockets at the Priest Lake State Park store.

After dodging logging trucks on the road walk, the trail leaves the road just after the campground and goes through the Upper Priest Lake Roadless Area. The trail goes beachside so treat yourself to a swim. North of the lake and through a dense grove of cedar, the trail follows dirt roads to the Upper Priest Falls trailhead. From the trailhead, twelve miles along the beautiful Upper Priest River are all that separate you from the Northern Terminus at Upper Priest Falls.

Trail Towns and Resupply

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Wallace, ID

8 miles West on Interstate 90

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BEER

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GROCERIES

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LODGING

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RESTAURANTS

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LAUNDRY

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LIBRARY

Mail Drop Info

(Your Name)
c/o General Delivery
Wallace, ID 83873

Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:30pm, 1:30pm-5:00pm
Saturday-Sunday Closed

208-753-3435

Mile 681

Mullan, ID

On Trail

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SNACK FOODS

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LODGING

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RESTAURANTS

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Mail Drop Info

(Your Name)
c/o General Delivery
Mullan, ID 83846

Monday-Friday 9:30am-1:30pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Saturday-Sunday Closed

208-744-1315

Mile 609

Hoodoo Pass

On Trail

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NO SERVICES

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Superior, MT

25 miles East on FS 250 Road

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RESTAURANTS

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GROCERIES

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LAUNDRY

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LIBRARY

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BEER

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LODGING

Mail Drop Info

(Your Name)
c/o General Delivery
Superior, MT 59872

Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Saturday-Sunday Closed

406-822-4231

CONTACTS & LINKS

North Fork Ranger District
12730 Highway 12
Orofino, ID 83544
208-476-4541
North Fork Ranger Website

Great Burn Study Group
www.greatburnstudygroup.org

Lochsa Powell Ranger District
502 Lowry Street
Kooskia, ID 83539
208-926-4272
Lochsa Ranger Website

Friends of the Clearwater
www.friendsoftheclearwater.org/

St Joe Ranger District
222 S. 7th St., Suite 1
St. Maries, ID 83861
208-245-2531
St. Joe Ranger Website

Wilderness Gateway USFS Campground
Wilderness Gateway Campground

Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office
717 Bank St.
Wallace, ID 83873
(208) 556-1114
http://www.shoshoneso.com/

Scurvy Mountain Lookout
Scurvy Mountain Website