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    Third Fork Rock Creek Trail

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    13.4 km
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    546 m
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    Third Fork Rock Creek Trail

    The Third Fork Rock Creek Trail would make a wonderful addition to your hiking itinerary. Located in the south of the Sawtooth National Forest, this pleasant trail explores a more remote area, boasting incredible scenery and seclusion.

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    Route Description for Third Fork Rock Creek Trail

    Immerse yourself in the unspoiled wilderness and indulge in Idaho’s topographic diversity along the Third Fork Rock Creek Trail. This moderate day-hike explores a variety of terrains, exhibiting the area’s diversity of flora and fauna and unveiling great views of the craggy spires that hut from the landscape. Due to this route’s remoteness, hikers should come prepared to do some bushwhacking! For this reason, is wise to wear long pants to avoid scratches and discomfort. Additionally, it is important to note that much of the path is exposed, so pack plenty of water and wear sun protection.

    Setting out from the trailhead, the Third Rock Creek Hike travels southeastwardly, running parallel to Third Rock Creek. As you meander through the hills, the path will alternate between shaded tree stands and exposed grasslands, which the majority of the terrain being arid and unshaded. Enjoy the retreat from the sun when you get it, as it is sparing! After some hiking, views of craggy bluffs will come into view—soon after, you will confront an intersection. Keep right, continuing along the Third Rock Creek Trail. At the subsequent junction, you will turn right onto the Third Fork/ Wahlstrom Hollow Loop.

    This scenic route redirects northwardly, traveling along a single-track trail that contours the grassland-cloaked slopes. Admire the scene of surrounding rolling hills as you make your way back to the trailhead, marking the end of your adventure.

    Getting to the Third Fork Rock Creek Trail Trailhead

    The Third Fork Rock Creek Trail is accessed via the trailhead off Forest Road 515.

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      Third Fork Campground

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      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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