Potlatch Canyon Trail #765

  

What was once an old railroad bed just down the road from the town of Deary, Idaho, is now the delightful Potlatch Canyon hiking trail.  This trail is an amazing place to experience colorful wildflower displays, take in views overlooking the canyon, stroll in and out of the shadows created by towering cedar trees and ponderosa pines and experience the panoramic views awaiting you in wide open meadows--you might even catch a glimpse of a moose! 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The North Latah County Highway District will be closing Park Road (County Road 1963) while replacing the Park Road Bridge near Little Boulder Campground and the Potlatch Canyon Trailhead. Potlatch Canyon Trailhead will be closed in conjunction with the bridge replacement. The project is scheduled to take place from July 16 to August 15, at which time Park Road will be closed where it crosses the Potlatch River. More info.
Open Season: April
Best Season: Spring, Summer
Closest Towns: Harvard, ID
Restroom: Yes
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Palouse Ranger District, 208-875-1131

Recreation Map

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Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

Trail 765: A.K.A. The Potlatch Canyon Trail; 5.3 miles; approx. 3 miles; a loop trail which travels along a paved surface for the first half mile, comes to picnic table and then breaks into forest land, travels alongside a canyon, then next to the river, passes through a meadow and ends back at junction with FS Road 1963 near the mouth of Meadow Creek.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nature Viewing

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Picnicking

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
47.009044

  Longitude : 
-116.674388