Split Creek Trailhead and River Access


Split Creek Pack Bridge, Lochsa River

Stop at the Split Creek Trailhead and take a break from your drive on the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway and enjoy a picnic while taking in views of the Lochsa River. The Split Creek Trailhead and river access area is located off US Highway 12 at milepost 112 on the Lochsa River—actually; one can hardly miss it due to the gorgeous wooden pack bridge spanning the Lochsa River which provides access to the 1.34 million acre Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness! The trailhead is equipped with a gravel parking area, hitch rails, and is a popular take-out for boaters.

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At a Glance

Fees No Fee.
Open Season: Year-round
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Spring
Closest Towns: Lowell, ID or Kooskia, ID
Water: Drinking water is not provided. A spring is available for watering stock.
Restroom: Yes
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Lochsa/Powell Ranger District, 208-926-4274

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