Foss Mountain

Total Miles
6.2

Elevation

2,795.71 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This route takes you from just below 6,000' to a little over 9,000' in elevation in just over 6 miles. It has sweeping views of the Little Lost River Valley, including Hawley Mountain, Pass Creek Summit, and Bell Mountain. The ecosystems of the area are very diverse as you start on a desert floor with the Little Lost River flowing through, and you climb to green and lush benches of the mountain. If you are looking for a great view of Bell Mountain and the Little Lost River Valley, this is a great trail for it.

Photos of Foss Mountain

Foss Mountain
Foss Mountain
Foss Mountain

Difficulty

Very rocky with tight switchbacks as you start to peak. If a vehicle other than a SxS or dirt bike is used length of the vehicle should be considered

History

This trail was cut by miners to mine iron and was a very passable trail at the time. Since it was abandoned in place and very minimal maintenance has been performed by the Forest Service, it has turned into a very fun little climb to sweeping views.

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

There are no status reports yet for this trail.

Access Description

Take the Little Lost River Highway and take one of the many dirt road spurs to Clyde Rd 1240 using caution and recognizing most of these roads are easements through private property to access the BLM and National Forest Areas to the East.

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