Johns Creek Trailhead

Snoose Creek Trail #407

This trail system includes trails #401 Frank Brown, #407 Snoose Creek, #431 Driveway, and #478 Blue Ridge. These are accessible by a pack bridge on the South Fork of the Clearwater River along Highway 14. A 10-mile loop can be made by taking Trail #478 to its end, cutting west on Trail #401 to the Gilmore Ranch, and back to the South Fork Clearwater River on Trail #407. The first 1/2-mile of the trail is rather steep, and not characteristic of the entire trail system.

John John View from Snoose Creek Trail View of area View of Snoose Creek Trail

At a Glance

Fees: No Fee.
Restrictions: Some trails lead into the Gospel-Hump Wilderness. All trail users must avoid using motorized vehicles on these sections of trail.
Closest Towns: Grangeville, Idaho
Water: Water is not available so hikers should carry an adequate supply.
Restroom: No
Information Center: Salmon River Ranger District, 208-839-2211

General Information

Directions: From the east end of Grangeville, turn south on the Grangeville Salmon Road. Follow the road left at the drive-in theater toward the small town of Mt. Idaho. Continue on the Mt. Idaho Grade, and junction with State Highway 14 headed toward Elk City. About 21 miles from Grangeville, look for a Forest Service sign alerting you to Johns Creek and a footbridge crossing the South Fork Clearwater River.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

You could make this a short hike or a ten-mile 1 day trip.


Starts out steep and ends up in a high meadow on top.

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2400' - 6800'