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Targhee National Forest

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Recommended Routes in Targhee National Forest - 4

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Favorite Taken during the "Cowbell Race Series: Soup in the Snow" event the first Saturday of every February.
Intermediate

Upper Palisades Lake

14.4 mi 23.1 km 1,726' Up 526.16 m Up 1,726' Down 526.21 m Down

Irwin, ID
Favorite Incredible fall views! Here is the typical terrain up around the towers.
Intermediate

Kelly Mountain Loop

5.3 mi 8.5 km 745' Up 227.21 m Up 744' Down 226.81 m Down

Rigby, ID
Favorite Looking to the north at the top of Baird you are rewarded with a fantastic view of the Tetons. Pictures don't do it justice.
Difficult

Mt. Baird Out and Back

9.2 mi 14.9 km 3,934' Up 1198.94 m Up 3,933' Down 1198.76 m Down

Victor, ID
Favorite This is on the downhill stretch just before reaching the finish.
Difficult

Gnarly Bear 25k/50k Race Course

16.3 mi 26.3 km 2,903' Up 884.7 m Up 2,904' Down 885.27 m Down

Rigby, ID

Targhee National Forest Running

  • 491 Miles 790 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 20 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 33 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 17 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Targhee National Forest - 66

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6.5 mi 10.4 km #1Targhee Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Island Park, ID
Easy/Intermediate
Island Park, ID
4.3 mi 7.0 km #2Lower Palisades Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Irwin, ID
Easy/Intermediate
Irwin, ID 12 
40.3 mi 64.9 km #3Yellowstone / Grand Teton Rail Trail - S Fork Rd to Warm River…
Easy
West Yellowstone, MT
Easy
West Yellowstone, MT
10.4 mi 16.8 km #4North Fork Indian Creek
Difficult
Hoback, WY
Difficult
Hoback, WY
2.4 mi 3.8 km #5Red Creek Trail
Intermediate
Victor, ID
Intermediate
Victor, ID
4.6 mi 7.3 km #6Big Bend Loop Trail
Easy
Island Park, ID
Easy
Island Park, ID
0.6 mi 0.9 km #7Red Butte Access Trail
Difficult
Driggs, ID
Difficult
Driggs, ID
4.4 mi 7.0 km #8Austin Canyon
Difficult
Irwin, ID
Difficult
Irwin, ID
3.0 mi 4.8 km #9Rocky Peak Trail #230
Difficult
Victor, ID
Difficult
Victor, ID
1.9 mi 3.1 km #10Golden Lake Loop Trail
Easy
Island Park, ID
Easy
Island Park, ID

Photos of Targhee National Forest - 118

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Looking to the north at the top of Baird you are rewarded with a fantastic view of the Tetons. Pictures don't do it justice.
Jul 13, 2018 near Irwin, Not set (ID )
Wildflowers galore in the early summer, especially in the lower sections of the canyon.
Jul 13, 2017 near Irwin, Not set (ID )
Looking down into Waterfall Canyon as you head down the switchbacks to connect to Austin Canyon
Aug 18, 2021 near Irwin, Not set (ID )
In the Spaulding Basin Meadow by the old cabin.
May 23, 2021 near Irwin, Not set (ID )
Taken during the "Cowbell Race Series: Soup in the Snow" event the first Saturday of every February.
Jul 13, 2017 near Irwin, Not set (ID )
Experience the trail during the winter. Creates a whole new challenge.
Jul 13, 2017 near Irwin, Not set (ID )
Most of this gorgeous trail is runable.
Jun 11, 2017 near Island…, ID
This is another view from the top of Red Butte – You won't have a bad one no matter which direction you look.
Jun 24, 2017 near Victor, ID