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Orphan Point Saddle

This is one of three primitive backcountry camp sites along Forest Road 301 on the south side of Grandmother Mountain WSA and serves as the trailhead for the Lookout Mountain and Delaney Creek Trails.

Directions: About 26 miles east of Clarkia, Idaho
From Highway 3 at Clarkia, travel Forest Road 301 east for 26 miles.

Facilities/Fees:

  • No fees 
  • Primitive campground 
  • No garbage collection– pack out trash 
  • Use season: July through September 
  • Vault toilet

Nearby Hikes

Delaney Creek National Recreation Trail Hike

This trail is part of a 45-mile trail network collectively referred to as the Marble Creek Trail System providing access to and through the Grandmother Mountain Wilderness Study Area. The area has an intermingled ownership and is jointly administered by the BLM and the Forest Service. Delaney Creek Trail descends steeply from a high open ridge through dense forest to Marble Creek, intersecting with Marble Creek Trail. Historic features include remnants of logging camps and cabins.

Directions: 26 miles east of Clarkia, Idaho.
From Highway 3 at Clarkia take Forest Road 301 east for 26 miles.

Details:

  • No Fees, facilities, or services 
  • Use Season: July through September 
  • Elevation Change: 4,400- 6,400 feet  
  • Rating: Difficult 
  • 4.25 miles (one way) 
  • Natural dirt and rock 

Lookout Mountain National Recreation Trail

Description: This trail is part of a 45-mile network collectively referred to as the Marble Creek Trail System providing access to and through the Grandmother Mountain Wilderness Study Area. The area has an intermingled ownership and is jointly administered by the BLM and the Forest Service. Lookout Mountain Trail follows a high mountain ridge alternating between forested saddles and open, rocky mountain tops. Scenic vistas are first rate.

Directions: About 26 miles east of Clarkia, Idaho.
From Highway 3 at Clarkia, take Forest Road 301 east for 26 miles to Orphan Point Saddle, or from Avery take Forest Road 301 south for 13 miles and Forest Road 216 east for 4 miles to Breezy Point.

Trailhead Location: Orphan Point Saddle (FS Road 301), Breezy Point (FS Road 216)

Details:

  • No fees 
  • No facilities or services 
  • Use season: July through September 
  • Rating: Moderate
  • Elevation Change: 5,907-6,789 feet 
  • 7 miles (one way) 
  • Natural dirt and rock

Orphan Point Saddle

Delaney Creek National Recreation Trail

Lookout Mountain National Recreation Trail