Giant Cedar Grove Trailhead

Just 30 minutes north of the sweet little town of Elk River, Idaho, the Giant Cedar Grove Trailhead marks the start of the paved and accessible Giant Red Cedar National Recreation Trail (Trail 748). Hikers can see the "Champion Tree of Idaho," more than 18' in diameter along with many groves of old growth cedar trees.

At a Glance

Fees: No Fee.
Open Season: May
Closest Towns: Elk River, ID
Restroom: Yes
Information Center: Palouse Ranger District, 208-875-1131

General Information


The Giant Red Cedar National Recreation Trail is a fully accessible, paved trail.


From Elk River take County Road 382 north for approximately 10 miles, turn right on FS Road 4764, trailhead is 1/4 mile beyond parking area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

Trail 748: A.K.A. The Giant Red Cedar National Recreation Trail; 0.5 miles; 1 hour; An easy hike introducing visitors to wet draw and old-growth cedar stands. "Champion Tree of Idaho" (18 feet diameter, 177 feet height) is located here. Paved pathways make this a fully accessible trail.

General Info:


Fully accessible trail

Difficulty Level: Easy

Viewing Plants

Visitors can see the "Champion Tree of Idaho" and other old growth cedar trees on this trail.

Viewing Scenery

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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