Rhett Creek Trail #231
From the trailhead on Road #222-D, the Rhett Creek trail descends along a dozer trail (built for the Rabbit Point fire of 1961) for two miles to Rhett Creek. Most of the first two miles are on private property, the Comstock Lode. The trail crosses Rhett Creek, begins to climb through several minor, brushy draws, levels as it crosses over an open ridgetop, and contours into a large drainage. At mile 5, the trail crosses Rabbit Creek which is a dependable stock water source all year long. Then the trail comes back out onto another ridgetop. At mile 6, Rabbit Point Trail #217 branches off to the north and here Rhett Creek Trail crosses the wilderness boundary and enters the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Motorized equipment is prohibited on the last 4 miles. From the wilderness boundary, the trail begins dropping to the river breaks. By way of switchbacks and steep ridgetops, the trail makes its way down to the Salmon River and its junction with the Salmon River Trail #96. The trail drops over 2,500 feet in the last four miles.
At a Glance
|Restrictions:||No motorized vehicle use allowed.|
|Closest Towns:||Elk City, Idaho|
|Water:||Surface - must treat for drinking|
|Information Center:||Red River Ranger District, 208-842-2245|