See you on the trail!
Enjoy 2 nights out on the Selway River Trail on this backpacking trip with The Clearwater Trekkers. Jared and Michelle Hopkins will be on this trip, so look for them at the trailhead. Then enjoy a weekend of stunning mountainscapes and white sand beaches along the beautiful Selway River!
We’ll meet up at 11:00 AM PST at the Race Creek Campground on the Selway Road.
This is an easy hike on a beautiful trail. The plan is to hike in and find a beautiful beach to camp on, like the one at Renshaw Creek about 4.5 miles in, but there are amazing spots to camp at all along this river trail. There is a creek crossing about 2 miles in at Packer Creek that you may want to bring sandals for, or just do it barefoot!
The Selway River Trail is the perfect place to kick of your summer adventures and we hope you’ll join us on this one!
This will be the crowing event for The Clearwater Trekkers’ 2021 summer season! The last time we made it out to Heart Lake along the Smith Ridge Trail was in 2016. It was one of our best outings, and we all agreed that one night was simply not enough.
So this time, our plan is to hike 7.25 miles out to Heart Lake in the Mallard Larkins Pioneer Area on Friday, spend Saturday day hiking to Mallard Peak (3.25 miles from Heart Lake), and then returning to the Smith Ridge Saddle on Sunday. Of course, you could also just spend Saturday fishing in Heart Lake if you have a fishing license!
While this hike is definitely doable, it is NOT an easy hike. We will meet up at the Orofino City Park at 7:00 AM and carpool/caravan to the Smith Ridge Saddle up above Isabella Landing. Our goal is to be at the trailhead by 9:30 AM.
Day hikers are welcome to join us on Friday! Hike out, do lunch with us on the trail, and then head back.