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Description: The Highline Trail is a multiple-use trail that stretches 55 miles along the spine of the Bear River mountain range, at around 9000 feet. Views of the surrounding valleys are spectacular. The 6-mile stretch from Paris Canyon to Danish is too narrow for ATVs but is still passable with mountain bikes or motorcycles. Snowmobiling and snowshoeing on the Highline Trail in the winter.

There are developed facilities at trailheads and surrounding campground, but for the most part the trail in a backcountry experience.


Location: Trailheads with direct access to the trail are, from north to south:

Cheatback Basin: From Soda Springs, go south on Forest Road 425, then west on FR 402.
Liberty Creek: From Montpelier, go west on ID 36, then south on FR 430, which requires a high-clearance vehicle toward the end. Beaver Creek: From St. Charles, go southwest on FR 411.


Address: Headquarters Office
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
1405 Hollipark Drive
Idaho Falls, ID  83401
Phone: 208-524-7500

Season: summer is best; wildflowers peak in early July

Fee: for developed facilities

Reservations: no
Activities
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 Biking  Fishing  Picnicking
 Boating (Motorized)  Hiking/Backpacking  Scenic Driving
 Boating (Non-motorized)  Horseback Riding  
 Boating (WW)  Hunting  Water Sports
 Camping    Wildlife Viewing
 Caving  Off Highway Vehicles  Winter Sports
 Climbing    

Services and Facilities
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 Interpretive Programs  Drinking Water  Dump Station
 Cultural-Historic Sites  Restrooms  Boat Ramp
 Campgnd, Developed  Showers  Marina
 Rental Cabins

Notes: Snow machines can be rented in Logan or Bear Lake.
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