Snake River Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Oregon and Idaho. It is within Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. It is 4.8 miles long and begins at 1,178 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 5,515 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. The trail ends near the Kirkwood Ranch museum and the Kirkwood Ranch camp site.
Snake River Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Especially in the premier months of April and May, no place in Hells Canyon of the Snake River packs so much great hiking, scenery, and history into a small package as Trail 102. The section of the trail featured here heads up the Idaho side of the Snake from Upper Pittsburg Landing to the Kirkwood Living History Ranch. But come prepared with water or means of purification. No potable water is available, not even at the trailhead camping area."
--Rich Landers & Spokane Mountaineers, 100 Hikes in the Inland Northwest (The Mountaineers Books).
"No matter how much you’ve heard about it before you go, nothing can really prepare you for the awesome depth and breathtaking scenery of Hells Canyon. From river level, the view extends up a mind-boggling 8,000 feet to the craggy heights of Idaho’s Seven Devils Mountains. Across the river, the Summit Ridge is not as high, but it’s still more than a vertical mile up from the Snake River to Hat Point, the highest point on the Oregon side."
--Douglas Lorain, Backpacking Idaho: From Alpine Peaks to Desert Canyons (Wilderness Press).
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