Meadow Creek / Summit Trailhead


The Meadow Creek / Summit Trailhead has no amenities.  It serves Meadow Creek (#073), Summit (#088) and Thunder Mountain (#297) trails. 

General Information


From Boise, Idaho, travel north on State Highway 55 approximately 80 miles to Cascade, Idaho.

From Cascade, Idaho, travel north on State Highway 55 only a short distance to the turnoff at the Warm Lake Road (Forest Highway 22).

Proceed along Forest Highway 22 northeast approximately 25 miles. When you arrive in the Warm Lake area, Forest Highway 22 becomes Forest Service (FS) road 579.

Continue east along FS road 579 until it intersects with the FS road 413, approximately 10 miles.

Turn north on FS road 413 and proceed approximately 20 miles to Ice Hole Campground.  Continue north past the Campground. 

When arriving at Johnson Creek Airstrip, turn right.  The trail 097 takes off from the road and the Hennessey Meadows / Riordan Trailhead is approximately 1 ½ miles further in Hennessey Meadow.

If you continue on your journey a few more miles along the 097 trail, it will eventually intersects with the 073 trail just past Riordan Lake. Proceed along the 073 trail approximately 2 miles toward Meadow Creek Lookout and you will arrive at the Meadow Creek / Summit Trailhead.


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