The Gospel Hump Wilderness is 205,063 acres of wild land in north central Idaho. Despite its close proximity to Grangeville there is little published information online about it. This page is an attempt to add information to what is already available. I have referenced links as well as my own personal experience in the area. This is big, remote country. Use the information at your own risk.
What follows is a compilation of different hikes in the wilderness that I have taken with a brief description and links to both my blog as well as other online information on the area.
Easy 1 mile hike to a lake with a good population of undersized brook trout. Best campsite is at the lake’s outlet. A short hike up an unmaintained trail to Upper Slate Lake is a worthy addition to a trip here.
Griffis Blog- Slate Lake
Griffis Blog- Upper Slate Lake
This is a short 1.1 mile unmaintained trail that leads to a small lake nestled in the north flanks of Square Mountain. Don’t let its initial steep drop deter you, it quickly moderates and makes for a nice family hike.
This is a beautiful canyon that drains the southwest portion of the wilderness and flows into the Salmon River. It’s low elevation lends itself to both early and late season hikes, but summer can get quite warm.