McCall, ID: Rapid River

This year-round route runs 6.9 miles along the astonishingly clear Rapid River through evergreen forests to campsites in the Hells Canyon region.
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This year-round route runs 6.9 miles along the astonishingly clear Rapid River through evergreen forests to campsites in the Hells Canyon region.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 11.1

Waypoints

RRH001

Location: 45.3529586791992, -116.397491455078

Take trail SW along the Rapid River

RRH002

Location: 45.349609375, -116.401664733887

Yellows and oranges splash the gray cliffs above the opposite shoreline

RRH003

Location: 45.3482627868652, -116.403472900391

Turn L @ Y

RRH004

Location: 45.3419876098633, -116.404754638672

Cross the 1st of 3 footbridges; trout swim in deep pool beneath bridge

RRH005

Location: 45.3286209106445, -116.406433105469

ID tip: Look for deep red and purple bark of Pacifi c yews along trail?s R side. Yews, fairly common along the Rapid River, are typically found in wetter, rainforest areas of the Pacific Northwest

RRH006

Location: 45.3185768127441, -116.416213989258

Pass through a moss-blanketed grove of large evergreens

RRH007

Location: 45.3105049133301, -116.421104431152

Cross 2nd footbridge

RRH008

Location: 45.3076782226562, -116.421730041504

Turn L @ Y

RRH009

Location: 45.3068923950195, -116.420516967773

Last footbridge; continue S along creek, passing Cora Gulch on L

RRH010

Location: 45.2859344482422, -116.422286987305

Excellent campsite on R side of trail near mouth of Dutch Oven Creek

RRH011

Location: 45.2854347229004, -116.423294067383

Pass through a cathedral-like grove of old growth ponderosa pines

RRH012

Location: 45.2709197998047, -116.423240661621

Descend through more pines. Hike ends @ Wyant Camp; several campsites. Backtrack to trailhead