Kinney Creek Trail - Hike near Pocatello, Idaho
S Mink Creek Rd, Pocatello, ID 83204, USA,Pocatello,Idaho
42.7605703, -112.3968776
8.0 miles S of Pocatello, Idaho
Address: S Mink Creek Rd, Pocatello, ID 83204, USA
GPS: 42°45'38.1"N 112°23'48.8"W
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State: Idaho
Trail Type: Out & Back
Hike Difficulty: Beginner
Elevation Gain: 4920 feet

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Kinney Creek Trail is in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest near Pocatello. This is a 6.4 out-and-back trail that takes you to the Indian Mountain Summit. It gives you views of Idaho backcountry including trees, wildflowers, and wildlife. This is an ideal spot for birdwatching as it's a place where you can see various species such as: raptors, shorebirds, songbirds, upland birds, waterbirds, waterfowl.

Kinney Creek Trail is best used during the warmer months. Dogs are allowed on the trail. 

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From Pocatello, Idaho

  1. Head southeast on N 7th Ave toward E Wyeth St (0.2 mi)
  2. Turn right onto E Clark St (0.2 mi)
  3. Turn left onto N 4th Ave (0.3 mi)
  4. Turn right onto E Benton St (171 ft)
  5. Continue straight to stay on E Benton St (0.4 mi)
  6. Turn left onto S Arthur Ave (0.3 mi)
  7. Continue onto W Putnam St (0.1 mi)
  8. Continue onto S Main St (1.3 mi)
  9. Continue onto Bannock Hwy
    Destination will be on the left
    (6.6 mi)
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Trails

Distance ?

3.2 miles

Elevation Gain ?

-2,378 feet

Real Ascent ?

43 feet

Real Descent ?

2,421 feet

Avg Grade (-8°)

-15%

Grade (-26° to 9°)

-49% to 16%

Elevation differences are scaled for emphasis. While the numbers are accurate, the cut-away shown here is not to scale.

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