Right Fork of Fall Creek

Sun Valley, Idaho

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This popular trail heads into rugged mountain scenery and passes two alpine lakes. The Right Fork of Fall Creek is yet another hanging valley that drops, along with the Left Fork and Surprise Valley, into Fall Creek. The Right Fork is the only one of these three valleys that has a lake with fish—Moose Lake. Therefore, it is by far the busiest of the hikes in Fall Creek described in this book, and the lake area can look a bit beaten out. The hike to Moose Lake is short from where the trail leaves the Fall Creek valley, but the elevation gain is considerable: 1,545 feet. The trail is well constructed, however, and easy to follow.
Backpacking Idaho

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Backpacking Idaho

by Ralph and Jackie J. Maughan and Luke Kratz (Falcon Guides)

This popular trail heads into rugged mountain scenery and passes two alpine lakes.

The Right Fork of Fall Creek is yet another hanging valley that drops, along with the Left Fork and Surprise Valley, into Fall Creek. The Right Fork is the only one of these three valleys that has a lake with fish—Moose Lake. Therefore, it is by far the busiest of the hikes in Fall Creek described in this book, and the lake area can look a bit beaten out. The hike to Moose Lake is short from where the trail leaves the Fall Creek valley, but the elevation gain is considerable: 1,545 feet. The trail is well constructed, however, and easy to follow.

© 2015 Ralph and Jackie J. Maughan and Luke Kratz/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Sun Valley
Distance: 10
Elevation Gain: 1,635 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 days
Season: July–mid-September
Trailhead Elevation: 7,820 feet
Top Elevation: 9,455 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Lost River Ranger District; (208) 588-3400
Local Maps: USGS Standhope Peak ID; Middle Fork, Challis, Yankee Fork, and Lost River Ranger Districts–Challis National Forest map
Driving Directions: Directions to Right Fork of Fall Creek

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