Continuing our work from earlier this year and last year, this Women Only crew will continue working up the Little Queens River trail in the Sawtooth Wilderness, near Atlanta, ID. With lots of reports of downed trees over the trail, this trail needs some love in the form of a crew and some crosscut saws! This Women Only Week will be a fully supported trip. Backcountry Horsemen will pack gear and food to base camp about 6 miles up trail. We’ll return to our camp each evening where we will share meals provided and prepared by ITA volunteers. Little Queens Trail offers a less crowded access point into the wilderness and leads to several alpine lakes, including Browns Lake.
Difficulty Rating: 3 – Difficult: Hike medium to long distances from a trailhead – this is an overnight backpacking trip. Gear will be packed up to base camp, working with day packs. 3000 ft elevation gain over the first 9 miles.
Link to All trails/Blog/ More Information: All Trails – Of the loop. A blog with some historical info.
Estimated Drive Time to Meeting Spot: 3.5 hours from Boise, come out early and enjoy a hot spring on your way in!
Road Considerations: Access is from the Middle Fork Boise River Road, which can be narrow and may be rough. The road is passable for safe drivers either from Boise, Idaho City, or Atlanta.
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. 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 need assistance paying the project fee, please contact us and we will waive the fee.
Volunteer Spots Available: 2 of 9
If there are no volunteer spots available, click “Sign Up” to get on our waitlist for this project!
Gaia map of hike: Click here to see elevation gain, distance, and other info about the hike!