Hiking Fern Falls and shadow – Idaho Panhandle National Forest

This hike above the mountains in North Fork of the Coeur d & # 39; Alene River in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. This Forest, which is about 2.5 million hectares of beautiful mountains, clear lakes and rivers, ancient cedar groves, fish and wildlife for many outdoor activities.

With this tour, documenting the trail up to a couple of waterfalls, lush vegetation, the cool mist of cascading water. The trail is wide and mostly composed of large pebbles and follows the Yellow Dog Creek about ΒΌ mile to the parking lot.

The falls are in the same stream, the less Fern Falls and the upper shadow falls. In order to Fern Falls (~ 12 feet high), the first two, just to be a simple one mile hike up the trail to the stream wooden bridge (there is a sign, so you can not miss it).

and the second largest waterfall in the shadow Falls (~ 24 feet), which is hidden above a slot Fern Falls darker more shadowy place (hence the name). You can find the continued upward on the rocky path has Fern Falls is still a couple of hundred meters from where the trail goes back and climb up the waterfall (a few hundred meters more) .The second part is steeper, mostly smooth single-track section of rock steps under the hidden water.

a hot day, these reductions are great for kids to play, you can walk behind both of them and in August the water is still cold. There is a nice spot on Fern Falls for a picnic lunch and the tour is appropriate for all ability levels. We recommend looking for a picnic lunch on a hot day and then loose track of time.

Also, while you're up the river, there are many opportunities to camp and fish. Look at some of the campsites and find a good pool, Big Hank is probably the most beautiful camp upriver.

Additional Information: The Coeur d & # 39; Alene River Ranger District, or visit the website http://www.fs.fed.us/ipnf/visit/offices.html

Coeur d & # 39; Alene River Ranger District

Fernan Office

2502 East Sherman Ave.

Coeur d & # 39; Alene, ID 83814-5899

(208) 769-3000

Fax: (208)556-5154

East I-90 at exit 15

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Source by Gregory Rouse

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