Jimmy Smith Lake Trailhead

This popular year-round fishing hole features a trailhead leading to Jimmy Smith Lake adjacent to the spectacular White Clouds and Jim McClure-Jerry Peak wilderness areas. The area offers wonderful rainbow trout fishing opportunities. This site has limited cell service. The trail is about 0.50 mile hike or OHV ride from the trailhead to Jimmy Smith Lake.

The trailhead has ample room for parking, and contains one vault toilet. 

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Jimmy Smith Lake Trail


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Geographic Coordinates

44.16166667, -114.3913889


About 33 miles southwest of Challis, Idaho. From Challis, go 2 miles south to the junction of US 93 and ID 75, turn right (south) travel 16 miles on ID 75 to the East Fork Road and turn left (south). Drive 15 miles south on East Fork Road (Forest Road 120) to the turn-off for the Jimmy Smith trailhead access is marked on the road.