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Johns Creek Trail System, Blue Ridge Route

Several trails are accessible from this trailhead,  which can be used for either a short day hike or a multi-day backpacking  trip. Selected trails pass through  the scenic Gospel Hump Wilderness.

A 10-mile  loop can be made by taking Trail #478 to its end, cutting west on Trail #401 to  the Gilmore Ranch, and back to the South Fork Clearwater River on Trail #407.  This system is frequently used by horseback riders. Water is not available so  hikers should carry an adequate supply.  –  Nez Perce National Forest

From the east end of Grangeville, turn south on the Grangeville Salmon  Road. Follow the road left at the drive-in theater toward the small town of Mt.  Idaho. Continue on the Mt. Idaho Grade, and junction with State Highway 14  headed toward Elk City. About 21 miles from Grangeville, look for a Forest Service  sign alerting you to Johns Creek and a footbridge crossing the South Fork  Clearwater River. – Nez Perce  National Forest


Johns Creek Loop


10-mile loop


2,400-6,800 ft.




Nez Perce National Forest Map


Nez Perce National Forest and Gospel Hump Wilderness

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