Hiking

RedRock RV Park offers many opportunities for hiking, ranging from short strolls near our campground to extended backpacking trips. The terrain ranges from 6,500 feet to over 11,000 feet. Dense stands of timber, open meadows, rock & lava outcroppings, spectacular mountain peaks, waterfalls, clear mountain streams, lakes, and a wide variety of flora and fauna can be found throughout the area.

Hiking in this region can be a grand experience due to the scenic beauty. There are some precautions you need to heed: take water, layers of clothes (the weather can change from summer to winter during the day in the high country), take bear spray or make noise while walking to let bears know you are coming, wear good hiking boots or at least good tennis shoes, and let someone know where you are going, especially if you are going on a longer hike in the wilderness.PLEASE STAY ON THE TRAILS & DON'T LITTER.

Forest Walk Trail

Walk into the forest near the RV Park. Several side trips. Mostly level with wide paths. Make a little noise to make sure the bears hear you coming! Watch for wildflowers, deer, and birds. But mostly, listen for the noise, other than a stray distant cow, you'll hear nothing but a bubbling brook.

Directions:

  1. Head west on Red Rock Rd toward Forest Rd 463
  2. Turn left onto Forest Rd 463
  3. Slight right to stay on Forest Rd 463

    Henry's Lake Southside Walk

    Take a short walk out of the RedRock RV Park north down to Henry's Lake shore. Beautiful views of the lake and Black mountain in the background. Look for shore birds (White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Swans, ducks, etc.), Bald Eagles, Badgers, wildflowers.) Pause at the bird observatory platform and view the birds playing in the lake. Turn around and view Sawtell Peak and the eastern Centennial Mountains.

    Directions:

    1. Leave the RV Park out the front gate and turn right.
    2. Turn right at the first dirt road and follow it one mile
    3. Wander around down near the lake before you return.

      Bootjack Hill Hike

      Walk east from the RV Park past the Webster sub-division road, up the hill and left onto a dirt road with gate in the trees. Follow the road down the hill then climb up to the top of Bootjack Hill to views of Henry's Lake. At the right time in spring the hill is covered with beautiful wildflowers. It's a 4.6 round trip hike, easy and flat for about 1.8 miles, and a climb at the end to the top of Bootjack Hill.

      Directions:

      1. Head east on Red Rock Rd toward Henrys Shore Dr/Webster Subdivision
      2. Turn left

      Rock Creek Basin (Sawtelle Peak)

      Drive to start of Rock Creek Basin trailhead from RedRock RV Park is about 18 miles. Last 11 miles is wide gravel road. Check with RV park about when the road opens (due to snow on Sawtelle Peak, usually mid-to late June). The full hiking trip is 7.8 miles RT. Dogs are allowed on leash only.

      Directions:

      1. Head east on Red Rock Rd towards US20, 5 mi
      2. Turn right onto US-20
      3. Turn right onto Sawtelle Peak Rd
      4. Follow Sawtelle Peak Rd 11 mi to near the top.

      Mile Creek Trail (MT)

      Drive north about 17 miles to the trailhead. This is a 8.2 round trip to the top of the Continental Divide. The first 3 miles is gently climbing up a steep valley paralleling Mile Creek, but then you have to climb almost 2000 feet to get to the top. Keep an eye out for bears. You don't need to go the whole distance to have a nice hike. Try about 2 miles for a gentle walk. Especially nice for wildflowers.

      Directions:

      1. Head west on Red Rock Rd out of the park.
      2. Red Rock Rd deadends and turns right to becomes Henrys Lake Rd
      3. Turn left onto ID-87 N
      4. Continue onto MT-87 N
      5. Turn right onto Mile Creek Rd

        Sheep Creek Trail (MT)

        Drive north about 19 miles to the trailhead. This trail along Sheep Creek rises 2575 feet to Sheep Lake, at an elevation of 9074 feet. The round trip is almost 10 miles. You won't have to go the whole way to enjoy the beautiful forest, creek and wildflowers.

        Directions:

        1. Head west on Red Rock Rd out of the park.
        2. Red Rock Rd deadends and turns right to become Henry's Lake Rd
        3. Turn left onto ID-87 N
        4. Continue onto MT-87 N
        5. Turn right onto Sheep Creek Rd

        Coffee Pot Rapids Hiking Trail

        RedRock RV Park recommends a quiet hike along the Henry's Fork of the Snake River to the Coffee Pot Rapids. This quiet trail begins at the Coffee Pot Rapids Forest Service Campground, near Mack's Inn, Idaho, only about 14 miles from here.

        Directions:

        1. Head east on Red Rock Rd toward US20, 5 mi
        2. Turn right onto US-20
        3. Continue straight over the Snake River bridge, then about 1/2 mi.
        4. Turn right on Forest Road 311 and proceed 1.5 mi to Coffee Pot Campgrounds
        5. Park in the Fisherman Parking spots right outside the campground

        Sheep Falls Trail (ID)

        This is a nice trail with beautiful views of the Henry's Fork of the Snake River at it's destination. It's short, but you have to drive to the south side of Island Park to get to it (36 miles). You'll need to drive down a moderately rough dirt road to get to the trailhead. Your treat is Sheep Falls on the river. The trail is about 1.5 miles round trip. You can follow the river a bit further along fishing paths.

        Directions:

        1. Head east on Red Rock Rd towards US20, 5 mi.
        2. Turn right onto US-20
        3. Travel south on US-20 33 mi.
        4. Turn left on Sheep Falls Road.
        5. Go 2.4 miles and take left down to parking area.

        Lower Mesa Falls Trail (ID)

        This is a nice trail to take once you visit Mesa Falls. It's a 36 mile drive from RedRock RV park to the Mesa Falls. Mesa Falls is a spectacular 220 foot high falls that is not really a hike, but a little walk to an observation platform. Once you've done that, take the trail to the Lower Falls overlook. Its only 2 miles (RT) and a nice trip through forest and wildflowers. You might be prepared for bugs though.

        Directions:

        1. Head east on Red Rock Rd towards US20, 5 mi.
        2. Turn right onto US-20
        3. Turn left onto Mesa Falls Scenic Byway
        4. Turn right onto Forest Rd 348 down to the parking lot.
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