Quaker Flat Trail
ElevationAscent: 2,182' 665 m
Descent: -925' -282 m
High: 7,809' 2,380 m
Low: 5,660' 1,725 m
GradeAvg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 123% (51°)
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“A gnarly trail with incredibly steep climbs and outstanding views with mostly rugged terrain.”— Jeff Fullmer
After the 2 mile mark, you'll make your way back into the forest. Soon the quaky aspens start to appear and the terrain is as wonderful as any wild garden. Time the flowers right and you'll have picture-perfect sunrise/sunset backdrops. Mt. Baird can be seen in the distance to the north at this point, until you start a steep downhill section towards Blowout Canyon Trail.
Please note there is no water access in Blowout Canyon (or anywhere along this trail) and it can get very hot during the afternoon in the scree/boulder fields. It is easier to start at the YMCA camp and climb up the first mile than to come down it.
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Local Club: Idaho Falls Trail Runners (IFTR)
Land Manager: USFS - Caribou & Targhee National Forests Office