Fog Mountain Trailhead


Fog Mountain Trailhead, located at the end of Forest Service road 319 (Fog Mountain Road) and Big Fog Saddle, provides visitors with access to three trails which lead to the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness: Cove Lakes Trail #3, South Tree Links Lake Trail #693, and Fog Mountain Trail #343.  A four-wheel drive vehicle is required to reach the trailhead (no trailers) or one must hike or ride in on horseback. The road is extremely steep and rocky, so visitors should proceed with caution. Once at the trailhead there is ample parking and a few dispersed campsites. From here, the Fog Mountain Trail treats hikers to backcountry trails passing along the banks of the designated Wild and Scenic Selway River and up and out of the river canyon, ascending the steep slopes of Fog Mountain.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: PLEASE NOTE: Fog Mountain Road #319 is currently closed to vehicles greater than 50" wide due to landslides physically narrowing the road. (Forest Supervisor's Order 01-17-06-17-007, More info.)
Reservations: Camp spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Fees No Fee.
Best Season: Late Summer for berry-picking and access to high-country
Busiest Season: Late Summer
Restrictions: No trailers due to steep conditions.
Closest Towns: Lowell, ID
Water: Drinking water is not provided
Restroom: 1 Vault facility
Operated By: US Forest Service

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Day Hiking

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Trail #3: Cove Lakes Trail; 7.5 miles, approx. 4 hours; access to cove Lakes and Trail 206 from Big Fog Saddle.

Trail #693: South Three Links Lake Trail

Trail #343: Fog Mountain Trail; 8.5 mile loop

Horse Riding & Camping

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