Upper Priest Lake Trail #302


This trail offers a pleasant, easy hike to Upper Priest Lake. The first four miles of the trail are in timber cover until you reach the lake where it then opens up and follows the shoreline until reaching Trapper Creek Campground. The trail passes by an old mine shaft and also Coolin's cabin.

USGS Quad(s): Upper Priest Lake, Caribou Creek, Priest Lake NE
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At a Glance

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Closest Towns: Priest River, Idaho

General Information


North on Hwy 57, Hwy 57 turns into graveled Forest Service Rd #302 approx. 4 miles past Nordman. Travel north on Rd. #302 approx. 11 miles until it turns into Rd. #1013 at the Granite Pass junction. Travel Rd. #1013 north approx. 9 miles. and turn onto Rd. #655. Trailhead is approx. ½ mile in on Rd. #655 on the left, trail is on the right. Stock trailer parking available but limited.



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  Area/Length : 
5.0 miles