Granite Peak Trail #137

  

View of Granite Peak from Granite Peak Trail #137.A part of the area's mining history can be explored along the trail at the remnants of an old miner's cabin. Once the trail reaches the ridge, you enter an open alpine meadow with some of the most beautiful scenery on the District. Hiking across this meadow in the summertime provides a very colorful experience when the wildflowers are in bloom. You can see lupine, heartleaf arnica and Indian paint- brushes. You can also see a panoramic view of the Bitterroot Range with the Cabinet Mountains to the north. The trail ends at Granite Peak (elevation 6,815 feet).

USGS Quad(s): Burke
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At a Glance

Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Wallace, Idaho

General Information

Directions:

Access #1: From Coeur d'Alene, Idaho drive east on I-90 approximately 50 miles to Wallace, Idaho taking Exit #61. Follow Access #2.

Access #2: From Wallace, Idaho travel north 7.2 miles on Forest Road 456 (FR456) to Dobson Pass. At the pass, turn right on Sunset Peak Road. Travel east 4 miles to the Sunset Mine. Take the upper road along the north edge of the mine .5 miles to Tamarack Saddle. At the saddle, go right (east) along a well-defined road. Follow the trail signs. There is a trail sign next to the Soil Conservation Service snow course. The trailhead begins to the left, off an old mining road.


Activities


Bicycling

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Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Big Game Hunting

A part of the area's mining history can be explored along the trail at the remnants of an old miner's cabin. Once the trail reaches the ridge, you enter an open alpine meadow with some of the most beautiful scenery on the District. Hiking across this meadow in the summertime provides a very colorful experience when the wildflowers are in bloom. You can see lupine, heartleaf arnica and Indian paint- brushes. You can also see a panoramic view of the Bitterroot Range with the Cabinet Mountains to the north. The trail ends at Granite Peak (elevation ¿ 6,815 feet). This trail is often used by big game hunters in the fall.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Nature Viewing

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
6 miles

  Elevation : 
6815 feet

 



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