4th of July Trail

Total Miles


2608.79 ft


1 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is a 2 lane, maintained forest service road that leads to the long-standing fire tower for the Northfork, ID area with a 360-degree view of the surrounding mountain ranges. The knowledgeable and friendly watchman we spoke to has been standing watch over this area for 20 summers. There is a short section of shelf road with some loose rock. Hidden away along the climb, there are two lakes with hiking trails down to them. At the beginning of the trail, there is a large area with designated campsites, burn pits, a bathroom, and a running creek.


Easy road for any vehicle.

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Access Description

This road is accessed from Highway 93 and an exit onto Fourth of July Creek Road.