East Fork Jarbidge River and Cougar Creek Loop Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The East Fork Jarbidge River-Cougar Creek Loop is one of the premier backcountry experiences in the Jarbidge Mountains. The unparalleled scenery is only one of the many rewards found along the loop, which passes through a wide variety of topography. The plant zones experienced along the route are equally as diverse.
The fine assortment of tree species includes aspen, cottonwood, mountain mahogany, juniper, subalpine fir and limber pine. Where trees are absent, open slopes carpeted with grasses and sagebrush are complemented nicely by dramatic vistas. Early summer is graced with a bounty of wildflowers, for which the Jarbidge Mountains are noted, including such varieties as arnica, agoseris, balsamroot, bluebells, columbine, forget-me-not, geranium, lupine, meadowrue, monkey flower, monkshood, paintbrush, shooting star, and yarrow."