Challis Field Office

Jimmy Smith Lake Trailhead

Regional Map | Trail Flyer

This popular year-round fishing hole features a trailhead along Jimmy Smith Lake in the spectacular White Cloud Peaks of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The area offers wonderful rainbow trout fishing opportunities. As of 2008, there is no motorized access around or beyond the lake. 

Location: About 33 miles southwest of Challis, Idaho; 2 miles off of the East Fork Road on Big Lake Creek. From Challis, go 18 miles southwest on US 93 and ID 75, then 15 miles south on East Fork Road (Forest Road 120).

Facilities/Fees:
• Dispersed camping
• 1 vault toilet
• Trailhead to Jimmy Smith Lake (1 mile) with improved ATV Trail
• No fees
• Use season: May - October


Jimmy Smith Trailhead  Jimmy Smith Trailhead


Jimmy Smith Lake Trailhead