Sawtooth Mountain to Trout Lake-CDT Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The Continental Divide Trail (CDT) has spectacular views, high mountain lakes, and wonderful wildflowers. Look for wildlife, including elk. The trail is easy to follow, but it’s above the tree line for some of the way; watch for late-afternoon thunderstorms. Snow can linger in places, especially around the Knife Edge; use caution.
Sawtooth Mountain is accessible from two lovely trails: the Hope Creek Trail and the Highline Trail. rom the junction of CDT 813 and Highline Trail 832 south of Sawtooth Mountain, head northwest at a gradual descent. At 0.6 mile you’ll see post-markers off to the left (south) that lead to Elk Creek, Beaver Meadow, and eventually Beaver Creek. To the right (north) you will see the Goose Creek drainage."