We used to climb up to Rippey Spring along Rippey Creek. What were we thinking? It is steep and brutal.
Continuing east on the lower contouring trail and heading up the Baker Creek Trail is so much better. The climbing is mostly enjoyable and the views of the Beaverheads are great.
Once at Rippey Spring there are several options for completing loops, the most obvious being to drop down Rippey Creek. Much better than climbing that beast!
This loop starts at the Barracks Lane Trailhead, 8 miles from Salmon on ID28. You can also access this loop from Withington Creek Road via Baker. Look for the access road on the right past the cattle guard.
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Rippey Spring Loop at EveryTrail
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