Hikes in the Island Park Area

Coffee Pot Rapids Trail
Distance: 5 miles roundtrip
Climb: gentle
Difficulty: easy
Usage: moderate
Location: From Island Park, travel 6 miles north to the Upper Coffeepot Campground in Targhee National Forest to locate the trailhead.

This gentle trail winds next to Henry’s Fork of the Snake River. While the trail begins near placid waters, the trek takes hikers to a scenic river area full of raging rapids. Best months for hiking are July through September.

Box Canyon Trail
Distance: 6 miles roundtrip
Climb: gentle
Difficulty: easy
Usage: moderate
Location: From Island Park, travel to the Box Canyon Campground and locate the trailhead for Box Canyon Trail.

This trail is a fly-fisherman’s dream, providing access to the trout-filled waters of Henry’s Fork of the Snake River. Beginning at the campground, the trail wanders south along Box Canyon’s rim for 3 miles, bringing hikers to the river after passing through a colorful wildflower landscape. Best months for hiking are June through September.

Union Pacific Railroad Bed
Distance: variable
Climb: gentle
Difficulty: easy
Usage: heavy
Location: Exit off US Highway 20 3 miles south of Island Park and merge onto the signed Forest Road (FR) 291 (Chick Creek Road). Proceed 4 miles to a parking area at the trailhead.

When Union Pacific abandoned this old railroad bed, the area was turned into a popular recreation area east of Island Park. Running north to south, the trail is open to hikers, mountain bikers, and motorized vehicles. Best months for hiking are June through September.

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