Churchill Trail #210

  

From the trailhead on Road #222, the trail fords Crooked Creek, crosses the Dixie landing strip, and enters a lodgepole forest. The trail climbs along a ridge, drops into Rhett Creek at mile 1.5, and climbs back out and along a ridge. The area is densely forested with lodgepole pine, Douglas-fir, huckleberry, and alder. At mile 4, Rabbit Point Trail #217 branches off to the south. The first half of the trail is the most heavily traveled. The junction with Trail #217 marks the end of the gradual uphill grade. From here to its end on the Salmon River, Trail #210 is very steep as it winds its way down through the river breaks. The ecosystem changes to almost exclusively ponderosa pine with steep, grassy, open slopes, which offer a scenic view of the river canyon. At mile 7.5, the trail crosses the wilderness boundary and enters the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. The trail ends at its junction with Trail #96 on the Salmon River, just west of Whitewater Ranch.

At a Glance

Fees No Fee.
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: No motorized vehicles allowed.
Closest Towns: Dixie, Idaho (very limited services)
Water: Surface - must treat for drinking
Information Center: Red River Ranger District, 208-842-2245

General Information

Directions: From State Highway 14, turn south on Red River-Dixie Road #222 and continue past the Red River Ranger Station (now closed) approximately 32 miles to Dixie Town. From the trailhead on Road #222, the trail fords Crooked Creek, crosses the Dixie landing strip, and enters a lodgepole forest.

Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

Hike among the trees.
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
10.5 miles (7.5 non-wilderness)

  Elevation : 
2500 feet - 6700 feet