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West Fork Mink Creek Trail

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Mink Creek in the Fall

The West Fork Mink Creek Trail is a 7.2 mile loop trail south of Pocatello. It is a moderately trafficked trail which features a river and is moderately rated.

Date of Hike: Saturday, October 23, at 8:00 a.m.

Distance Point to Point: 7.2 mile loop

Elevation gain: 1,066 ft.

Forest: Caribou-Targhee National Forest

Dogs: This trail is mainly used for hiking and running. Dogs should be on leashes.


  • From Idaho Falls, travel South on I-15. Take exit 63 toward the Portneuf Area. Turn right onto S 5th Ave./W Old Hwy 91. Turn left onto N Fort Hall Mine Rd., turn right onto W Portneuf Rd., then left on S. Mink Creek Rd. to trailhead. This is a one hour drive from Idaho Falls.
  • Meeting: Meet at Maverik Gas Station on Sunnyside at 8:00 AM or at the trailhead at 9:00 on October 23, 2021.

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