2024 Upper Little Granite Creek (Full)

Volunteer Trail Work Project

2024 Upper Little Granite Creek (Full)

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In the Hells Canyon Wilderness, ITA will continue work from a project earlier in the season focused on working up from the Snake River, clearing and improving the Little Granite Trail. This July project will base camp at Hibbs Cow Camp on the well-known Seven Devils Loop trail, working downhill to hopefully tie in to where the April crew left off. When open, this trail offers backpackers a great “Ridge to River” adventure from the Seven Devils down to the Snake River.

This trip will offer big views of the iconic Seven Devils and Hells Canyon and rugged, steep terrain while helping open a route that used to be popular for both backpackers and river outfitters offering a “hybrid” trip where guests could backpack for several nights and end up down at the river for a raft trip out. July is a wonderful time of year to be in this high-elevation area!

Project information is subject to change. Crew leaders will communicate via email. Failure to respond to your crew leader may result in being dropped from the project. See our FAQs, reach out to your crew leader, or contact ITA staff at trails@idahotrailsassociation.org if you have questions.

Trails: Little Granite Creek Trail #112

Itinerary: This is a Sunday-Saturday weeklong project. Meet horse packer at Windy Saddle trailhead Sunday morning; travel to base camp at Hibbs Cow Camp. Work the trail Monday-Friday, with a day off sometime during the week to relax and explore. Packers will pick up gear Sunday midday, and crew will hike back to vehicles and head home.

Food Provided by ITA: Yes

Crew Leader: Alex Cravener and Beth Norton

Estimated Drive Time from Closest Town: About 1.5 hours from Riggins

Trail Map: Click for trail map and elevation profile

Refundable deposit: $50

Why do I need to pay a deposit? We’ve had trouble with people backing out of trips at the last minute which can really affect the productivity of the overall project. By charging a refundable fee, volunteers are less likely to cancel their reservation. Refunds will not be given to volunteers that do not show up or cancel their reservation. Exceptions will be made for medical reasons or unforeseen circumstances. Volunteers can choose to donate the deposit to ITA. All donations are tax-deductible and will go towards maintaining trails throughout Idaho. If you require assistance in paying for this fee, please contact us at trails@idahotrailsassociation.org and we will waive the cost.

Difficulty Rating

You should have experience with backpacking and be in good hiking condition with broken-in and tested gear. This is a remote backcountry project so injuries such as sprains and blisters or even extreme fatigue from not being properly conditioned can quickly become a big safety issue. If you are unsure about the proper gear or about preparing for a trip, please reach out to trails@idahotrailsassociation.org.

Hike: 4/5 Strenuous- The hike from Windy Saddle on the Seven Devils Trail #124 drops and regains elevation twice, through East Fork Sheep Creek and main Sheep Creek. The trail is in good condition but be prepared for lots of up and down hill. Total hike distance to Hibbs is approximately seven miles. Carrying day packs and trail tools.

Project Work: 5/5 Very Strenuous- The crew will be working downhill from Hibbs Cow Camp all week, with a day off in the middle of the week to rest up and explore. Volunteers are encouraged to work at their own pace, but each day will end with a relatively steep hike back to Hibbs Cow Camp, up to 2.5 miles toward the end of the week, depending on how far the April crew cleared up from the bottom.

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