English Peak – Marble Mountain Wilderness

  • Recommended Route: North Fork Trail from Mulebridge Campground, up the North Fork of the Salmon River.
    • Trail is recommended for mid to late summer due to high flows at creek crossings.
    • The Garden Gulch and Little North Fork Trails are not recommended.
  • Season: June – October
  • Moderate to Difficult Trail
  • Camping: Idlewild or Mulebridge Campgrounds on North Fork Salmon River

From the Mulebridge Trailhead going up the North Fork Salmon River:

  • 13 miles to Hancock Lake
  • @ ? miles in, Right Hand Fork trail
  • @ 8.5 miles in, Lake of the Island Trail
    • 2 miles each way to Lake of the Island, river crossing, 4,200 feet elevation
    • Lake of The Island: 13 acres, 25 feet deep, 5,600 feet elevation, brook and rainbow trout
  • @ 10.5 miles, Abbott Lake Trail, 2 river crossings past Lake of the Island Trail
    • 1 mile each way climb to lake, river crossing, 4,800 feet elevation
    • Abbott Lake: 8 acres, 20 feet deep, 5,700 feet elevation, brook trout
  • @ 10.5 miles Big Meadows/Big Gulch Trail to Wild Lake, Lake Ethel, Lake Katherine, Horse Range Lake, Wooley Creek
    • 4 miles each way to Wild Lake
    • Wild Lake:
  • @ ? miles, English Lake and Upper English Lake
  • @ miles in, Diamond Lake, Hancock Lake and Little Hancock Lake
  • @ miles in, English Peak Lookout
  • @ miles in, Tom Taylor Cabin
  • @ miles in, turn to Pine Lake
  • @ ? miles in, Hamilton Camp
  • @ miles in, turn off to Clear Lake

To reach Wild Lake directly is 14.5 miles from the Mulebridge Trailhead, not including side visits to Lake Ethel and Lake Katherine:

  • @5.5 miles – Right Hand Fork Trail
  • @8.5 miles – Lake of the Island Trail (+3 miles)
  • @10 miles – Abbott Cabin
  • @10.5 miles – Big Meadows/Big Gulch Trail above Abbott’s Ranch (+2 steep miles)
  • @ 14.5 miles – Wild Lake (+4 steep miles)
  • @ 13.5 miles – Horse Range Lake (+3 steep miles from Abbott Cabin)
  • Exiting Wooley Creek Trail #5832 = 19 miles from junction with Big Meadows Trail from Wild Lake, to the Wooley Creek Trailhead
  • Exiting Marble Rim
    • Big Elk Lake is 7.3 miles from Lover’s Camp Trailhead
  • Exiting Garden Gulch or Little North Fork Trail – not recommended

 

 

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