Horse Heaven Trail #214
ElevationAscent: 2,674' 815 m
Descent: -2,093' -638 m
High: 8,188' 2,496 m
Low: 6,281' 1,915 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)
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“A great trail to explore the remote southern Seven Devils.”— Chris Wandervans
Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Once over the saddle, you'll descend down towards Emerald Lake. The trail is very loose coming off the saddle and there is some exposure that you need to careful of. As you dip into the trees, the trail is easy going again, and you'll soon be at Emerald Lake. Emerald Lake has some great meadows and campsites plus lots of great solitude.
The trail beyond Emerald Lake has not been maintained for a number of years and conditions are bound to change from year to year. Beyond Emerald Lake, you'll work your way through a forest for a while as you climb back into the alpine. You'll definitely be going over downed trees in this section until you enter the alpine. Once in the alpine, you'll need to watch for cairns since the trail in the meadow sections can be very faint. Be sure to check your maps frequently to not get misplaced. You can also use the Trail Run Project mobile app to stay oriented, but a map is a failsafe option.
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Land Manager: USFS - Payette National Forest Office