Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs
Just a few minutes past the trailhead, you'll come to a junction - turn right to stay on Sheffield. Shortly after, a sign marks the entrance to the Teton Wilderness. The elevation gain starts in sincerity here, and as you climb, you'll see that the trail is badly rutted from horse use.
Before long, the trail heads northwest and begins climbing a ridge with the Flagg Ranch area to your left and a tributary of Sheffield Creek to the right. Although the views are nice, this is one of the hardest portions of the route. The trail is steep and fully exposed to the sun. Intermittently youll be able to see Huckleberry Mountain to the east.
The trail eventually heads east and your views of the Flagg Ranch area and Snake River will disappear. Cross a creek and enter a burned forest with multitudes of standing charred trees. Be sure to look back west and enjoy intermittent views of the Tetons. The trail continues climbing steadily, but at a more reasonable rate than the earlier pitches.
After you leave the forest, youll descend to a creek crossing and will finally lead you to Huckleberry Ridge and the northeastern base of Huckleberry Mountain. Continue east, around Huckleberry, and descend further into the wilderness. The descent starts slowly at first, then drops steeply down the crest of a ridge all the way to Rodent Creek and an intersection with Arizona Creek Trail