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West Fork

Easy/Intermediate
 4.0 (2)

A gentle, shaded climb to Elk Meadows.


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Map Key

3.7

Miles

6.0

KM

91%

Runnable

6,276' 1,913 m

High

5,211' 1,588 m

Low

1,091' 333 m

Up

26' 8 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

Description

This trail is popular among bikers, hikers, and horseback riders. The trail follows the West Fork of Mink Creek, beginning at the West Fork trailhead and topping out at the Elk Meadows jeep road. It's a gentle but consistent climb to the top on a well-used dirt trail with a handful of water bars and a few rocks. Most of the trail is shaded, so it's a nice run on a hot afternoon. At the top you'll cross a cattle guard at the intersection of Elk Meadows road. From there you can head to Gibson Jack, Crystal Springs, Chimney Creek (Birthday Trail), and other trails in the area.

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Shared By:

TJ Budge

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 2 votes

#4

in Pocatello

#11117

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  4.0 from 2 votes
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#4

in Pocatello

#374

in Idaho

#11,117

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One of the meadows.
Oct 5, 2017 near Pocatello, ID
Colors are changing
Oct 5, 2017 near Pocatello, ID
Second moose within 3 miles.
Oct 5, 2017 near Pocatello, ID

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