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    Hanover Ridge Hike

    Difficulty
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    Moderate
    Duration
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    5-7h
    Distance
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    17.4 km
    Elevation
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    697 m
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    Explore the untouched backcountry on the Hanover Ridge Trail. This dynamic adventure explores a diversity of environments, offering breathtaking views of the Salmon River Mountains after a sweat-inducing climb up to the summit of Hanover Mountain.

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    Route Description for Hanover Ridge Hike

    Hike up into Idaho’s high country along the Hanover Ridge Trail. Enjoying scenes of the forested landscape along the way, this out-and-back adventure demands a modest effort. Note much of this path is exposed to the elements, so wear sun protection and bring along plenty of water to stay hydrated. Additionally, the terrain is rocky and uneven, so wear a sturdy pair of footwear to avoid a rolled ankle! While navigable without a trail GPS, we encourage hikers to download the map to mitigate the chances of getting off-track.

    Your adventurer along the Hanover Ridge Hike begins from the trailhead off Gospel Road. From here, you will take a trail northwest into the woodlands. After some hiking, you will reach an intersection; veer left here onto the Florence Moores Trail. This route will redirect you south, past the Wind River Meadows and past another charming meadow framed by Umbrella Butte. At the following junction, you will merge onto the Hanover Mountain Trail, gradually climbing up to the ridge above the tree canopy.

    Mind your footing on the uneven path and revel in the panoramic views of the forested landscape. Once you ultimately reach the summit of Hanover Mountain, you will be rewarded with a spellbinding vista of the Salmon River Mountains and Indigo Lake below. When you are through admiring the scenery, retrace your footing along the path back to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Hanover Ridge Hike Trailhead

    The Hanover Ridge Hike is accessed from Gospel Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      Backcountry Camping

    • When to do

      May-September

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Low

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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