The Clearwater Trekkers have been on various trails around the Dworshak Reservoir, but this will be our first time out on Canyon Creek. Word is, they’ve extended the trail, so we’re eager to go see it.
Lakeside trails around Dworshak Reservoir usually provide nice views of the lake, wooden bridges over runoff streams, and ferns and mosses growing in the shady areas. Over all, these are fun, local hikes where The Clearwater Trekkers got their start.
Our guess, from looking at Google Maps, is that the beginning of this trail will be in the trees on a north-facing slope and the second portion will be exposed on a south-facing slope. So dress in those layers and plan on carrying some of them later in the day. Also, carry a good amount of water, as the reservoir may not be easily accessible for filtering water.
Bring a sack lunch. We’ll meet up at the Canyon Creek Boat Launch area, hike out for a 2 to 4 miles, do lunch, and then head back to the cars. Orofino City Park is a great place to meet up and carpool to the trailhead if anyone wants to. Just fill up the Discussion with your plans! See you on the trail!