The Fishhook Creek Trailhead is part of the larger Redfish Lake/Redfish Lodge complex. There are several campgrounds nearby with hundreds of sites that are booked to capacity for the much of the summer. Additional adventures that begin in and around Redfish Lake include Bench Lakes, Redfish Inlet hikes, Redfish Lake Loop.
Fishhook Creek drains a large chunk of alpine terrain including Baron Peak, Stephens Lakes, Monolith Valley, and the south side of Thompson Peak. Trails do not penetrate this high country, but the lower Fishhook Canyon offers some outstanding views into these remote headwaters. This easy trail is a great walk, run, or bike ride for parents who need a quick getaway from screaming kids and the Coney Island-like feel of the Redfish beach and camp scene. On the other hand, it is an easy hike for children with plenty of good “destinations” to keep the motivation level high. In the winter, the Fishhook Yurt is a popular destination for backcountry skiers.
Mountain bikes are allowed to the Wilderness boundary 2.1 miles upstream
Portions of the trail lies within the Sawtooth Wilderness. Please observe the following regulations:
• Mountain bikes are not allowed past the wilderness boundary.
• Self administered wilderness permits are required and available at the trailhead.
• Dogs must be on a leash between July 1 and Labor Day.
• Camp 100 feet from trails, lakes and streams.
• Pack out all garbage.
• Human waste should be buried and well disguised in a cat hole that is 6 to 8 inches deep. Pack out all toilet paper.
• Campfires allowed ONLY in a backcountry pan or fire blanket.
• Campfires are NOT allowed at some lakes and in some drainages in the Sawtooths. Please review the campfire restrictions at individual trailheads.
• Permits required for all stock use in the wilderness. No grazing allowed in the Salmon River watershed (this includes the Alpine Lake drainage).
• No equine stock at Edith Lake. ALL stock prohibited in the Goat Creek and Alpine Creek (Alturas Lake) drainages.
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