Cable Car French Creek Hot Spring

Riggins, Idaho 83549

Cable Car French Creek Hot Spring

Cable Car (French Creek) Hot Spring Professional Review and Guide

"A major crossing plus a short climb to a one-of-a-kind hot spring, above the wrong side of the Salmon River. Requires a raft and life jackets. No need for a swimsuit. From beaches on the north side of the river, paths zigzag up to join the main trail not far from the old tram.

The trail makes a beeline up the grassy hill, then curves in through a stretch of midsummer blackberries and bouncing grasshoppers. Keep an eye peeled for poison ivy and rattlesnakes. One more long shadeless stretch takes you around a bend and into a small ravine, where you’ll find what you’ve come this far to discover."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
600 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Best July through early fall
Hot Springs
Canyon Cats
Local Contacts
Payette National Forest, East half or Nez Perce National Forest.
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018