Hells Canyon on the Snake River boasts 26 miles of trail alongside the Deepest Gorge in North America. From day hikes to longer overnight hikes – the canyon provides breathtaking panoramic views of the rugged peaks and the Snake River below.
Springtime is the perfect time to hike in Hells Canyon due to the favorable tempartures along with the arrival of spring wildflowers. The temperate climate is favorable for wildlife sitings such as deer, long horn sheep and mountain goats, to name a few.
Over 650,000 acres of Hells Canyon was set aside to preserve as a National Recreation Area for hikers and visitors to enjoy in 1975. Access into Hells Canyon trail system is off of Hwy 95 at the White Bird exit. More information about Hiking in Hells Canyon is available at 800 469 8757 (Killgore Adventures may have a tour going that you could catch a ride up river and hike back.)