Recommended by: Julie Kallemeyn, Crew Leader and Advisory Board Member
Duration: Can be a day hike, overnight at Hidden Lake, or multi day to West Fork Forest Service Cabin and West Fork Mountain.
Area: Kaniksu National Forest, proposed Wilderness, north and west of Bonners Ferry.
Difficulty Rating: 3 (out of 5) This trail has some steep rocky ascents, and depending on how one decides to go, can be a long hike.
Road Considerations: Road conditions are rough in places but do not require high clearance vehicles. And the roads in the forest are not well marked. It appears signs have been removed, so be sure you have directions in hand. When scouting for this trip I spent and extra two hours finding the trailhead. Download your directions!
Total hiking miles: This trail can be as easy as 1 mile to Hidden Lake for base camp hiking, or up to 12.5 miles each way to West Fork Mountain.