Eagle Mountain Trailhead


At mile marker 135.3 on US Hwy 12, Idaho’s Northwest Passage Scenic Byway, along the Wild and Scenic Lochsa River, a majestic wooden trail bridge forms part of the Eagle Mountain Trailhead, offering hikers, backpackers and those on horseback an opportunity to experience the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Once across the bridge (don’t forget to take some pictures!), the trail follows the river and then a ridgeline as it winds into the wilderness. Hitch rails and some parking are provided at the trailhead.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open 24/7, however the roads may not be plowed in winter, hence limiting access to the trail.
Fees No Fee.
Open Season: Year round
Busiest Season: Late Summer
Restrictions: There are certain restrctions when traveling in the wilderness.  Please contact the District office to learn about what is and is not permitted. No motorized vehicles are allowed and a group size limit is enforced.
Closest Towns: Lowell, ID
Water: No drinking water is provided
Restroom: No
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Lochsa/Powell Ranger District, 208-942-3113

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