Robbers Roost Trail, Idaho – 7/6/13

I went on one of the most beautiful hikes I have ever been on this past Saturday, to Robbers Roost Trail, near Inkom, Idaho. I met up with my hiking partner, Vic, in Inkom (marked B on the below maps), then headed to the turn off for the dirt/rock road (marked C below) which would lead us to where we would start the hike.

Yellowstone Ave to S Old Highway 91 - sat  highway 91 to trailhead

We then took the highlighted road below to a clearing where we started the hike. From that point it was bush whacking to the dotted orange line, which is the Boundary Trail. That lead us to the dashed orange line, which is the Robbers Roost Trail. The topo map below is the actual GPS track of our hike out and back. Below those is a screen shot of the Trimble Outdoors page for our hike from the GPS file. It was a total of 8.16 miles for the hike, out and back.

Idaho Parks   Recreation  hike gps map

Robbers Roost Trail hike   Hiking in Idaho

Below are photos I took that are about a quarter mile from where we parked the truck and started bush whacking. The first picture is looking east toward Haystack Mountain. The second photo is looking south/southwest, and captures Old Tom Mountain on the left and Scout Mountain on the right. The third photo also shows those two mountains as well as Indian Mountain on the far right. The fourth photo is looking south, Oxford Peak is on the left and Elkhorn Peak is on the right.

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After the bush whacking, we followed a game trail which would end up leading us to the Boundary Trail. That in turn would lead us to the Robbers Roost Trail.

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Once we started up the Robbers Roost Trail, we were able to see more of Haystack Mountain and the surrounding rock cliffs.

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We then came upon a really cool hole in the rock and trees that the trail lead you through. Of course, Vic being the smart-ass he is, advised I could go around if I couldn’t fit my wide body through.

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Some miscellaneous shots along the way.

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We ran into some faded Himalayan prayer flags along the way, which was kinda cool.

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We made our final push for the ridge line and the end of the Robbers Roost Trail.

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Finally made the top!

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Views to the west of the ridge line.

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Views to the east of the ridge line.

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First picture below is looking north, and second looking south along the ridge line.

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Two final shots that I took on the way back down.

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Here’s the video from the hike:

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