Tenderfoot Trail

Distance: 27.0 miles - heavy use

Trailhead: Forest Road 586

Trail Ends: Smith River, Section 25

Tenderfoot Trail (342) provides access to some excellent trout fishing in Tenderfoot. The trail is located in the bottom along the creek. There are 23 creek crossing from the start of the trail to the Zehntner Ranch. The recommended season of use is early summer to late autumn or early winter. Do not use the trail until after low water or runoff. Use is starting to increase. View of steep walls nice in the lower portion of the canyon. Excellent 3 to 10 day trip possibilities. Majority of trail is non-motorized, except for a small portion in the middle, only about .5 mile is open to motorcycles.

Area Map: Lewis and Clark (Jefferson Division)

USGS Map1: Belt Park Butte

USGS Map2: Bald Hills

USGS Map3: Monument Peak

Township 13N; Range 7E; Section 4

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